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Talking Wellness

A project & exhibition by Pam Patterson's Art and Design Education (ADEL): Community class, in collaboration with OCAD U Health & Wellness Centre & the Library's Learning Zone, Fall 2018


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OCADU must be the site and resource for immediate action towards crisis housing; commit to providing immediate shelter and support for seeking it. - Hana Elmisry

OCADU must be a stakeholder for mental health and wellness and give students the opportunity for optimal academic and social success. - Hana Elmisry

OCADU will not propagate deficiencies in mental health supportive housing. Rather, OCADU will network with institutions and create proactive partnerships. - Hana Elmisry

OCADU must promote their resources to advertise relief! Now is the time for OCADU to begin conversations to create their own private residency to help with housing as well as crisis housing support! - Hana Elmisry



Artist Bio and Statement

I am Hana, an artist and art educator whose praxis entails cross disciplinary tendencies. Through aesthetics of the sublime, I capture subjective universality: something everyone experiences according to their own lived vicissitudes. My topics surround the idea of emotion: processing and evoking it. I believe in facilitation approaches that cater to particular individuals rather than ones that blanket over groups of people. My goal is to provide services that tie education, art and therapy together. Because I would like to provide sustainable and proactive measures to help communities to emerge and cultures to build, the creative field is integral to my education and learning. The Health and Wellness collaboration allowed me to explore partnerships and resources that students have access to and to suggest how we can increase support. This project further informed my personal praxis because I gleaned positive processes, community engagement and increased partnerships.