Earlier this May, Rachel Miller (Studio Head of the Textiles Dept. at Sheridan College) and Lynne Heller (Faculty of Material Arts/ Fibres at OCAD U) joined forces to facilitate an exciting five day trip to New York City for students of Sheridan’s Textiles Dept. and OCAD U’s craft, art, and textiles program. This educational excursion was organized to inspire students by exposing them to the diversity and innovation of art, design, and industry.
This past weekend, a team of Sheridan’s second year Industrial Design students won first place in Rethink Tires, a design challenge sponsored by Ontario Tire Stewardship. Students were asked to address the needs of the Artscape building on Shaw Street in Toronto using recycled tire materials. The goal of the challenge is to ignite creativity and innovative environmental landscape architecture and industrial design while showcasing the aesthetics, functionality and high performance of Ontario tire-derived products. Sheridan’s team placed first in the Industrial Design category, winning a $3,000 scholarship. The group of four consists of Alexandra D’Oliveira, Patrick Marchent, Michael Mofina and Neil Smith.