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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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Objects at Play


When we look at an object, how do we know how to use it?
Is the purpose of an object defined by its maker or its user?
How do we learn to use new objects?

These are the questions that prompted me to explore the relationships we, as humans, have with objects. Through a series of visual explorations, I question and discover how meaning is attached to the way we think about and use objects in our everyday lives. I’m interested in how these interactions define who we are as individuals and as humans collectively.

Objects have become a part of our social and spatial environments. By exploring these interactions, I hope to discover new ways of interaction and push the boundaries of what makes an object usable.


In a world where there is no shortage of materials goods, most of these products can be overlooked as they are incorporated into our daily lives. When these objects become so common that they become “invisible” we are required to take a different approach to see them in a new light and question why things are the way that they are.


To challenge the physical, logical and cultural affordances of objects, I took a set of common objects and abstracted their forms. I chose cutlery as the subject because of its familiarity in terms of form and usability.


The goal of this project was not to solve a specific “real-world” problem. Rather it provokes questions and contemplation about things in our lives that are often taken for granted. By making the familiar strange, we allow ourselves to wonder why things are the way that they are and whether or not it has to stay that way. These questions are the first step in making valuable change possible.