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OCAD U Library 2017 Fall: Learning Zone

Zine Library Anniversary

This November will mark the 10th anniversary of our beloved OCAD Zine Library! Launched in the Library by artist (and, at the time, printmaking student) Alicia Nauta, the collection moved to the Learning Zone when it opened in 2009 and has grown from a few shelves of zines to over 2,000 items!

Last spring we launched an online zine catalogue so researchers can better access the array of titles we have in our collection. To use our catalogue, created and stored on ArtStor Shared Shelf, browse items by keyword, author name, title, subject, material or technique and click on the text under the image to access more information about the item. In the section entitled "Repository" you will find the call number for the zine. 

Our anniversary celebration plans are still in the works, but stay tuned to our social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and to the OCADU Events Page for more information as November approaches. 



The Learning Zone is a dynamic exhibition space, and our latest installation is the grOCAD Exhibition. grOCAD is one of OCAD University's many diverse student groups on campus, with an active interest in community building through plant life. This exhibition highlights grOCAD’s explorations, workshops and on-campus installations focusing on urban agriculture and sustainable practices since the group’s inception in 2011.

On exhibit are a small series of colour prints of concept drawings illustrating the creative process behind the works installed on campus, or exhibited at gallery shows.  Projects include the Pedal Farm Exhibition, Living Wall, 3rd iteration of Windowfarm, Moss Exhibition, and raised planters constructed during O-days.

The centre piece of this exhibition is the grOCAD banner capturing the collective spirit of the members working together from 2011 to 2016.

This exhibition will run until the end of September.

International Zine Month Activities

July was International Zine Month, and this year the OCAD Zine Library, in collaboration with student group the OCADU Zine Collective, suggested a month's worth of zine-related activities for students.