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Designer Jenny Bergström to speak at

OCAD’s M.C. McCain Design Speaker Series

TORONTO, March 4, 2009—The Faculty of Design of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) presents a talk by designer and researcher Jenny Bergström on Thursday, March 12 at 6:45 p.m. Bergström is the fourth speaker in the 2008–09 M.C. McCain Design Speaker Series, which has included lectures by CBC Radio One host Terry O’Reilly, IDEO Creative Director Jane Fulton Suri and designer Natalie Jeremijenko.

Jenny Bergström is a designer and researcher currently based in London and Stockholm. Since graduating with an MFA from the Textile department at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Jenny has been working at the Design Research Unit at the Interactive Institute, a Swedish experimental research institute that combines expertise in art, design and information technology to perform world leading applied research. Bergström also works with Troika, a London based, multi-disciplinary art and design practice, while maintaining her work as a teacher at Konstfack’s Interdisciplinary Studies department. In her work Bergström investigates how design can both be inspired and fundamentally improved by incorporating methods from fields such as crafts, science, writing and fine arts. In 2008, she was featured by Droog Design at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

M.C. McCain Design Speaker Series presents
Jenny Bergström: “Poetics and Politics in Design”
Thursday, March 12 at 6:45 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free. Seating is limited; guests are advised to arrive early.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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