And then it's December... With that being said, I know it has been well over two months since I last updated, two really long months that at the same time went by rather quickly. The projects are done and the essays have been written. During these two months, I've been rather inspired by my classmates - not only my design classmates, but my philosophy classmates as well. Philosophy, especially applied ethics, is one of my many interests. Thus, being able to fit an applied ethics class into my schedule made me ecstatic. Having gone through three months of this course, I would have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in each and every lecture. Surrounding myself with such analytical individuals showed me the utmost importance in an objective mind. As for my design classmates, I learned from them that even though everyone may be doing their own thing - creating works entirely different - it is exactly that about them that can help you so much.
The project that opened my eyes the most was the Expo 2025 development in Communication Design 2 class. We imagined what it would be like to host the World Expo in Toronto, Ontario and developed a visual identity and theme based on our visions. Canada has only hosted two World Expos before, Expo '67 in Montreal, and Expo '86 in Vancouver, thus, the Toronto Expo Committee is hoping to bid for Expo 2025. My theme "Flourish in Knowledge" hopefully would attract viewers from all over the world, aiming to promote the importance of our youth, education, and sustainability.
I was lucky enough to be able to present my project along with my classmates at Toronto City Hall on December 2nd. I most definitely have to thank Zab Hobart for making this possible as well as the Toronto Ward 27 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam for having us. We all brought along our 30" x 20" poster, passport, electronic tickets, web landing pages, web ads, and access passes to present to the Toronto Expo Committee. The response was extremely encouraging and certainly left us designers grateful for such an opportunity and experience. That day marked the last day of design classes before winter break, what a wonderful ending to two months of frenzy!