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2024 Master of Design Research-Creation Symposium

Date & time
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 –
Friday, April 26, 2024
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


The 2024 Master of Design Research-Creation Symposium comprises the work of 9 graduating students exploring topics of agency, repercussions, embodiment, and mediation within design, through both practical and theoretical means. Collectively, these projects examine the role of design in shaping new methods of thinking, and how research within the field can influence behavior.

This exhibition will not only showcase the MDes graduating students’ work, but also host multiple events throughout the four days, including talks, workshops, and industry creatives presenting their work. These events will allow current students and alumni to be exposed to various points of view on design and design education, as well as have the chance to meet experienced designers and educators. 

April 23  
10:00am  Expo Opens
10:30am - 12pm Project Crits: Tatev, Mitch, and Shadi
12:00pm - 1:00pm Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm Project Crits: Raphaël, Tarcisio, and Taegue
6:00pm Expo Closes
April 24  
10:00am Expo Opens
1:30pm - 3:00pm Project Crits: Hong, Mohammad, and Santosh
3:30pm - 5:30pm Thoughts on Design Education: Radical Pedagogy
6:00pm  Expo Closes
April 25  
10:00am  Expo Opens
10:30am - 11:30am Power Dynamics in Virtual and Built Spaces: A Roundtable
12:00pm - 1:00pm Visual Diary: Mapping Lived Experience
3:00pm - 5:00 International Perspectives on Design: From Montreal to Japan
6:00pm  Expo Closes
April 26   
10:00am Expo Opens 
10:30am - 11:30am Community Building: A Co-Design Workshop
12:00pm - 1:00pm Urban Traces: Graffiti, Decay, and Design as Dialogue
4:00pm - 6:00pm State of Design: Real World Integrations
6:00pm Expo Closes 

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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Guest speakers include: 
Kathy Moscou, Chinouk Filique de Miranda, Jason Edward Lewis, Milan Tanedjikov, Guillaume Pelletier, Mouna Andraos, Fadi Atallah, and Patrick Pearce. 
Organized by:
Raphaël Viens, Shadi Roozi, Mitchell Lanecki, Tatev Yesayan, Mohammad Yekeh, Hong Zou, Tarcisio Cataldi, Teague Riordon, and Santosh Kale. 

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