In Conversation: Victoria Kamila and Will Selviz

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Join DesignTO Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5pm EDT, for the for the third ‘In Conversation’ series event with recent graduates from UAL and OCAD University: writer and 3D artist Victoria Kamila and immersive media designer Will Selviz. Victoria and Will will share their undergraduate experiences in journalism and digital futures, their academic and creative journeys, what it’s like to graduate into the pandemic, and how they create opportunities for BIPOC creatives.

In Conversation: Victoria Kamila and Will Selviz
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
5–6pm EDT
Free with RSVP


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Victoria Kamila is a writer and 3-D artist based in Toronto. Both her writing and digital art are conceived from a love of imagining new worlds. She has written in creative and commercial capacities, working on projects with brands like Disney, Health-Ade, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Her digital art explores visual modes of storytelling, investigating themes of fantasy, escapism, and spirituality.

With a local group of artists, Victoria recently launched Hot Pot Community, an independent creative studio fostering a community of Asian creative talent in Toronto. In 2015, she co-founded ‘Unsettled’, an online magazine for young opinions and creative culture. She has since covered topics like women’s street fashion and lifestyle, abandoned theme parks in Japan, and wrote her journalism thesis at UAL on the role of visible minorities in Canadian newsrooms

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Born in Venezuela, growing up in Kuwait, and immigrating to Canada in 2013, Will Selviz is an Afro-Caribbean multidisciplinary designer, who specializes in immersive media technologies such as 3-D animation, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 360 video. After graduating from OCAD University’s Digital Futures program, he went on to found RENDRD Media whose past clients include Nike, Bell Media, Revolt TV, Prada, and Universal Music.


‘In Conversation’ Series

Spotlighting designers from Canada and the UK, DesignTO in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL) and OCAD University presents a new online series in 2021 called ‘In Conversation’. As the title suggests, faculty, students and alumni from UAL and OCAD will be in conversation with each other and industry experts to discuss contemporary issues, research and creation in design.

The ongoing collaboration between UAL and OCAD comes out of dialogue between the two universities, working on common areas of interest such as decolonization and sustainability. Joining UAL and OCAD to present ‘In Conversation’, DesignTO is a Toronto-based non-profit arts organization that produces Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival, showcasing multidisciplinary ways of making and thinking.

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To see upcoming ‘In Conversation’ speakers, visit:
designto.org/blog/in-conversation

For more information, please contact:

Michael Madjus, Head of Marketing
DesignTO
michael@designto.org
416-819-6299

Image credits:
Work by Will Selviz. ‘Homeaway’, 2021.
Victoria Kamila, courtesy of the artist.
Will Selviz, courtesy of the designer.