Green Winter Film Screening and Speaker Panel on Art, Design & Activism

  • OCAD University Room 230 100 McCaul St Toronto, ON, M5T 1W1 Canada

This free event with free popcorn will feature speakers Sheila Sampath and Roberto Chiotti, whose practices reflect the intersection of art, design and activism.

Sheila Sampath incorporates grassroots activist strategies with graphic design and popular education as Principal and Creative Director at ‘The Public’. She is the Editorial and Art Director of the award-winning Shameless magazine. Roberto Chiotti is a Toronto architect and founding partner of the award-winning firm Larkin Architect Limited. Chiotti designed and built an off-the-grid solar home in which he lives when not teaching in the city. Roberto will share with us his extensive knowledge about self- sustainable living, sustainable design, and their intersection with environmental activism.

The screening of Waste Land will begin at 6pm. This film follows renowned artist Vik Muniz’s  journey to the world's largest garbage dump, near Rio de Janeiro, where he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of  themselves out of garbage offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.