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March 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm

“When you are F’d up and lead the revolution, you are probably going to get a pretty F’d up revolution.”
– bell hooks

Hosted by OCAD University’s new Publications Specialization, SIDE fX* is a student-led day of activities exploring the topics of self-care and wellness. In our keynote workshop, Living and Working from a Love Ethic, radical educator Julia Hainer-Violand** will guide participants through drawing, writing, meditative and conversational exercises in a playful reflection on love. Come gather with us around the giant love-rug!

SIDE fX includes a series of tent installations each housing a different generative environment. Rituals in breathing, drinking, playing, reading (both psychic and literal), questioning, and responding are explored through hands-on creative processes. The SIDE fX experiment guides participants in acts of balance and recalibration, with the goal of rejuvenation.

This event is also a book launch for our publication of the same name– featuring interviews with Gina Badger, Diane Borsato, Shawna Dempsey, Shauna Jean Doherty, Faith La Rocque, Stacey Sproule, and the People’s Library Philadelphia.

The first 40 people in attendance will get a hand made First Aid Kit for Artists.

Schedule of Side fX activities:

1-2 pm: Open house and tent activities

2-3:30 pm: Living and Working from a Love Ethic with Julia Hainer Violand

3:30-4:30 pm: Hands-on workshops in Papermaking and Anthotype Exposures

5:30 pm: Book co-Launch with Side fX, the OCAD U Zine Collective, and students in OCAD U’s Publications 1 course.

A suggested donation of $10 includes the Side fX publication, all workshops, tent exploration, and snacks – but no one will be turned away! Attendance can be drop-in or all day.

Contact Shannon Gerard:
647 928 5306


March 28, 2015
1:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Flex Studio 107
180 Shaw Street


OCAD University