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The Intermission: Grad Show


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Industry Reception


Doors Open



The Liberty Grand

25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto

The Intermission is the 2016 York/Sheridan Program in Design’s annual showcase of the best work produced by its graduating class. It is a night for the industry to connect with emerging designers and explore their works, and for students to celebrate their past four years of hard work with you!

Getting to the Show

Getting to the Show

29 Dufferin → Saskatchewan Rd
504 King → Dufferin St
509 Harbourfront → Manitoba Dr
Lakeshore West → Exhibition
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the show free?

Yes, absolutely. However, we do help fund the event through sponsorships. If you’re interested in supporting this or future years, get in touch.

What can I expect to see and do at the show?

The show is an opportunity to browse the work and meet in-person with grads from one of Canada’s top design programs.

Will there be drinks?

Yes, we’ll have a cash bar available throughout the night.

What is the 'Industry Reception' portion of the show?

We dedicate a part of the night exclusively to people working in the design and creative industries. All students will be there to answer any questions about their work and experience. No ticket or registration is required.

I'll be at FITC on April 19th. Can I still come?

Definitely! The FITC schedule ends at 6pm on April 19th. We’re open until 11pm, so there’s lots of time if you’d like to swing by in the evening.

Where can I park my car?

There is a parking area located beside the Liberty Grand that will be available.

Come Meet the Cast!

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Service Design

Learning needs to move away from 
the Industrial Model. For students to thrive,
 assessments, curriculums, environments, 
and the roles the mediators and participants play need to be revamped.


My fascination with play and learning started in London last summer when I visited an exhibition by studio Assemble and Simon Terrill titled “The Brutalist Playground”. The team had reconstructed, using photo references and old blueprints, the Brutalist playgrounds that existed in post-war Britain. Questions around safety, rules of play, and how play aids our learning stewed in my mind, and this thesis was an appropriate place to explore this stream of consciousness.

Early thoughts involved looking into the effects of environments, colour, light, and sensory perception in learning. I also looked at how the use of space has shaped our world, and empty states of these spaces. I decided to hone in on the classroom environment, and how the Western education system’s structure informs play and learning. Preliminary visual essays were informative of the problem space, but it was by doing secondary research where my preconceived notions around play and childhood were revealed.

From the first few interviews conducted to explore these probes, it became clear that my hypothesis was misdirected. Instead of constraining the problem to only children, all participants voiced the need to play, regardless of age.

This project is in development, but will be finalized by the Grad Show on April 19.