Diagrams of Power


Exhibition and Event Series

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.), OCAD U critical visualization; data visualization; critical cartography; gentrification; critical assemblage; digital humanities; post-critical design; exhibition

Curator: Patricio Davila Collaborator: Lisa Smith, Onsite Gallery, OCAD U Exhibition Design: Ali Qadeer and Jay Irizawa, OCAD U *Thank you to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts,

Diagrams of Power is a group exhibition that ran between July 11 - Sept 29 2018 at Onsite Gallery, OCAD U's professional public gallery space. It showcased art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Featuring work by Joshua Akers, The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Josh Begley, Joseph Beuys, Vincent Brown, Bureau d'├ętudes, Department of Unusual Certainties, W. E. B. Du Bois, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, Forensic Architecture, Iconoclasistas, Julie Mehretu, Lize Mogel, Alexis Bhagat, Ogimaa Mikana, Margaret Pearce, Laura Poitras, Philippe Rekacewicz and Visualizing Impact

Exhibition brochure here. Learn more about Diagrams of Power here. Learn more about Onsite Gallery here.

Diagrams of Power Event Series Recordings of public talks to be posted soon.

Be a part of a "human diagram" of water infrastructure Workshop // Jun 16, 2018 Facilitator: Lize Mogel (Public Green)

Walk the Mikinaak: Honouring work by the Ogimaa Mikana Project Workshop // Jul 12, 2018 Facilitators: Eliana Macdonald (Ecotrust Canada), Hayden King (Ogimaa Mikana, Ryerson University)

Diagrams of Power Dialogues #1: Intersections in Indigenous Mapping, Feminist Visualization and Community Building Roundtable // Jul 13, 2018 Guests: Susan Blight (Ogimaa Mikana), Catherine D'Ignazio (Emerson University, MIT Civic Media Lab), Hayden King (Ogimaa Mikana, Ryerson University), Eliana MacDonald (Ecotrust Canada), Lize Mogel (Public Green), Margaret Pearce (University of Maine) Moderator: Patricio Davila

Intro to Data Visualization for Social Justice Workshop // Aug 11, 2018 Facilitator: Visualizing Impact visualizingimpact.org

Diagrams of Power Dialogues #2: Urban Space, Data, and Supporting Community Resistance Roundtable // Sep 15, 2018 Guests: Sheila Sampath (OCAD U, The Public), Terra Graziani (Anti-Eviction Mapping Project), Josh Akers (Property Praxis), Alex Hill (Property Praxis) Moderator: Patricio Davila

Cartography Between Art, Science and Politics Talk // Sep 18, 2018 Guest: Philippe Rekacewicz (visionscarto.net)

Experimental Cartography: Mapping Knowledge and Perceptions of Our Words Workshop // Sep 19, 2018 Facilitator: Philippe Rekacewicz (visionscarto.net)

Measuring and Being: How has the way we measure shaped the way we are? Talk // Sep 20, 2018 Guest: Peter A. Hall (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London)

Photos: Yuula Benivolski Photo 1: Diagrams of Power front exhibition view Photo 2: Installation view, Department of Unusual Certainties, Retrospective of a Crisis - V1- Politics, 2018 Photo 3: Installation view, Laura Poitras, O'Say Can You See (still), 2001/2016. Photo 4: Installation view, Joshua Akers, Property Praxis, 2016&2018 Photo 5: Installation view (clothing rack with costumes), Lize Mogel, Performing Infrastructure (NYC Watershed), 2017 Photo 6: Diagrams of Power sponsor wall view Photo 7: Installation view (documentation table), Etudio Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, The Medellin Diagram Photo 8: Diagrams of Power exhibition view