Feminist Fomo Nomo was an exhibition planned and executed by a group of students from OCAD U and York University (Trudy Erin Elmore, Magnus Frolov, Nazanin Khani, Tori Maas, Julia Pereira and Annie Webber), with mentor support from ARTIFACTS (OCADU instructor Pam Patterson and Leena Raudvee) and LZ Librarian Marta Chudolinska. The exhibition ran from November 10th to December 9th, 2015. The theme and process of the exhibition was developed collectively by the group. In order to open up the exclusive and regimented structure of exhibition procedure, the group continued to accept and add new work to the exhibition after the opening date, up to the exhibit's final day.
Image: Brendan Yhip, "The Cyborg", 2015.
Image: Tara Korkmaz, "Support", 2012.
Description of the exhibit from the Feminist Fomo Nomo website:
"Fomo [Fear of Missing Out] is anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website. As we are products of our current societal attitudes and trends, we’ve all experienced fomo in one way or other.
Feminism is anti-hierarchal movement that historically has worked to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for all; not only women.
Feminist Fomo Nomo seeks to alleviate this anxiety, creating a safe space for participation—allowing all to contribute. It is an all inclusive movement which is why Feminist Nomo Fomo is an all inclusive project. "
Image: Hope Flynn, ""Sleeping with a Broken Heart", 2015.
During the Fall semester the First Generation Program presented colouring in the Learning Zone every Wednesday from 1-3pm. Starting January 19th, students can add some relaxation to their busy days by colouring a page in the Learning Zone on Tuesdays from noon until 2pm. All materials are supplied by First Gen, so no need to bring anything. Just stop by and colour!
Career Development Drop-In
Every Wednesday and Thursday Career Development is in the Learning Zone for one-on-one meetings with students. Need help preparing your resume, want someone to go over your portfolio, need help finishing your cover letter? Stop by for help! Career Development takes scheduled appointments from 2:30-3:30 and drop-ins from 3:30-4:30.
The Learning Zone is seeking exhibition proposals for the Winter term 2016 and we'd love to hear your ideas!
Here's the details:
Please get in touch with any ideas or interest you may have and we can work out the details together.