Integrated Design diploma program students from Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design selected to participate in WantedDesign Festival in Brooklyn, New York

Peterborough ON – (May 13, 2019) Fleming College students and faculty from the Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) have been selected to participate in the WantedDesign Festival in Brooklyn, New York.  The festival will allow students to participate in real-world design culture and experiential learning from May 16 – 20, 2019.

The student exhibit, curated by Barr Gilmore, Professor of Integrated Design and titled Human/Nature: Meditations on Material Culture, will demonstrate the complexities and challenges of a new Digital Age. Ever since the paradigm shift that was the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens have struggled to reconnect with Mother Nature. The exhibit will demonstrate the relationship to consumption and material waste, and connections to other beings and far-off galaxies.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students and highlights the truly unique programming that happens at Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design,” said Sandra Dupret, Dean, Haliburton School of Art + Design. “We are very pleased that our students have been selected to showcase their work at the WantedDesign Festival, and have the opportunity to travel internationally and immerse themselves in art culture on a global scale.”

The Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design is the only design foundation program of its kind in Canada. The accelerated, three-semester diploma program offers students a unique opportunity to implement their design skills in state-of-the-art fine art and craft studios, which provides an enhanced understanding of materials and production techniques.

The student exhibit will be in Industry City, 268 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY on May 16 – 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WantedDesign takes place during NYCxDESIGN’s celebration of global design and aims to provide a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community. For more information about the festival, please visit https://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/about/.

For more information about the Integrated Design program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design, please contact Professor and Coordinator of Integrated Design, Barr Gilmore: barr.gilmore@flemingcollege.ca

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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