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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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Formal Research

Drawing on seminal psychological, design and technological research texts a lengthily report was compiled. This report synthesized commonalities among the fields of Behavioural psychology, environmental psychology, spatial design, experiential design and imaging technology. In its summation, the report suggested that the three key items below are likely true:

  1. In order for a person to experience a strong and emotional connection with a space, the space must meet three requirements:

    1. It must be personalized to their unique tastes

    2. It must be private and secure or provide a sense of security

    3. It must be accessible when needed or wanted most

  2. Strong, emotional and repeated spatial experiences, or lack thereof, can shape one’s concept of self and self-identity (especially in one’s formative years as a youth)

  3. One’s concept of self and self-identity partially determines that individual’s social capabilities, or lack thereof

The research above essentially suggests that your strong, repeated spatial experiences involving a personalized, secure and accessibleplace—likehome—as a youth, could determine how socially capable you are in adulthood.

Though the findings above may not seem impressive or impactful initially, they allow us to pose interesting questions that then reveal a noteworthy problem.

Assuming that all of the above is true, what are the ramifications of having very few strong spatial experiences with a home-like space? For example, if you’re a foster child who’s moved around a lot as a youth, how are you negativelyimpacted—if at all? Both qualitative and quantitative research would suggest that you may be more likely to develop social shortcomings as an adult.

The Problem

Research suggests that youth and adolescents who don’t have strong and frequent spatial experiences involving their home are more likely to experience social shortcomings in their adult life.