SUDBURY – Cambrian College, in collaboration with the Sudbury Design Society, presents the Three-Point Perspectives conference on February 27.
Ron Beltrame, Coordinator of Cambrian’s Graphic Design program, helped plan the event in order to introduce students and the public to the importance of design in the greater community.
“We would like people to recognize the various roles that design plays in our daily lives,” he says. “It isn’t just for hanging on walls. We live in a visual world and we’re surrounded by it. Good design can have really positive impacts on people’s experiences.”
Centered on the theme of change, three notable speakers – all with a vested interest in Greater Sudbury – will discuss community issues within the context of art and design.
Amber Salach, an architect with Yallowega Bélanger Architecture. She has worked on and led a number of educational and community projects throughout Northern Ontario. Salach is passionate about designing community buildings, working with the public, and creating beautiful and engaging public spaces for the city.
Andrew Knapp, a graphic designer, photographer and author of Find Momo. Knapp, a graduate of Cambrian’s Graphic Design program, also co-founded the We Live Up Here movement, an artistic collaboration based in Sudbury with the aim of beautifying physical spaces.
Kyle Haapala, an interaction designer at Boston-based MeYou Health, where he works on Walkadoo, which helps people take small steps toward a more active lifestyle. Haapala, originally from Sudbury, is also a graduate of Cambrian’s Graphic Design program.
When: Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: The Open Studio, 93 Cedar St., 3rd floor
Cost: $25 per person
Proceeds from the conference will go to the three speakers' choice of local charities. For more information, please go to the conference Facebook page. Conference participants can register online at Eventbrite:www.3pp.eventbrite.com.
About the Sudbury Design Society:
The Sudbury Design Society is a member-driven, non-profit organization working to raise the value and visibility of design in Greater Sudbury. It provides networking, professional development and advocacy opportunities for everyone with an interest in the Sudbury design industry. The society also sponsors the SDS Good Design Award, which is awarded annually to individuals, businesses or organizations that have demonstrated a respect for great design.
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Ron Beltrame, Coordinator
Graphic design program
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7598
Mary Katherine Keown
(705) 566-8101, ext. 6876