COMMON GROUND

Overview: This lecture will flow through specific insights from Gyimah Gariba’s creative work, drawing on past memories and the ephemeral quality of dreams. The dialogue will further explore how to manifest dreams into an obtainable reality, taking intangible concepts and producing them in real spaces. In a live interview, Gyimah’s younger sibling, Ayisha will intuitively guide the conversation to a deeper understanding of Gyimah's experiences, knowledge, and disciplines in the arts. Gyimah will also dedicate a portion of the conversation to mental health, discussing how to manage time and identify tools to prevent the burnout that many emerging creatives feel.   Details Please see the agenda for the day below: 6:30PM-7:30PM Doors Open + Registration + Networking  7:30PM-8:30PM Lecture  8:30PM-9:00PM  Q & A  9:00PM-9:30PM Networking    About Gyimah Gariba:  Growing up in Ghana, Gyimah discovered his love of drawing while bringing his favorite cartoon characters to life. His distinct style has been praised by Forbes Magazine, who named him one of  “15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa” in 2015.  Gyimah’s career started before he graduated from Sheridan College when he joined the character design team for Black Dynamite. Since then, he has worked on a variety of hit shows including Steven Universe, Craig of The Creek and Justin Time, where he was the lead character designer. In 2018, Shortbox published Gyimah's first comic book "Navel-gazing" and he is currently Executive Producer and creator of an original show with the CBC called "Big Blue" set to Premiere in 2020.    About Moderator: Ayisha Gariba Ayisha Lineo Gariba (known professionally as Ayo Tsalithaba) is a visual artist originally from Ghana and Lesotho. Ayo’s primary mediums include digital art, film photography and digital filmmaking. They enjoy exploring issues of identity specifically societal expectations of race, gender, and sexuality through their films.    Ayo has been featured in Huffington Post Canada, The Kit, TFO, the University of Toronto magazine and Munch Magazine. They have screened their films and appeared on panels at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, University of Toronto, George Brown, the Revue Cinema, Xpace Cultural Centre, and more.   Ayo Tsalithaba is a Yoruba-Sotho name that translates to “joy of the mountains” (Ayo = “joy” in Yoruba, Tsa lithaba = “of the mountains” in Sotho). Ayo uses they/them/theirs pronouns   About Common Ground  Common Ground is a lecture series that allows Launchpad Members and Community Members to connect on various topics and themes that speak to a wide demographic.     Cancellation policy: For a 100% refund, cancellations or changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the event date. Contact Member Services to cancel your attendance. There is no refund for no shows.  

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130 Queens Quay East East Tower, 4th Floor, Classroom 1 Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5 (Map)

Overview:

This lecture will flow through specific insights from Gyimah Gariba’s creative work, drawing on past memories and the ephemeral quality of dreams. The dialogue will further explore how to manifest dreams into an obtainable reality, taking intangible concepts and producing them in real spaces.

In a live interview, Gyimah’s younger sibling, Ayisha will intuitively guide the conversation to a deeper understanding of Gyimah's experiences, knowledge, and disciplines in the arts.

Gyimah will also dedicate a portion of the conversation to mental health, discussing how to manage time and identify tools to prevent the burnout that many emerging creatives feel.

 

Details

Please see the agenda for the day below:

6:30PM-7:30PM Doors Open + Registration + Networking 
7:30PM-8:30PM Lecture 
8:30PM-9:00PM  Q & A 
9:00PM-9:30PM Networking 

 

About Gyimah Gariba

Growing up in Ghana, Gyimah discovered his love of drawing while bringing his favorite cartoon characters to life. His distinct style has been praised by Forbes Magazine, who named him one of  “15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa” in 2015. 

Gyimah’s career started before he graduated from Sheridan College when he joined the character design team for Black Dynamite. Since then, he has worked on a variety of hit shows including Steven Universe, Craig of The Creek and Justin Time, where he was the lead character designer. In 2018, Shortbox published Gyimah's first comic book "Navel-gazing" and he is currently Executive Producer and creator of an original show with the CBC called "Big Blue" set to Premiere in 2020. 

 

About Moderator: Ayisha Gariba

Ayisha Lineo Gariba (known professionally as Ayo Tsalithaba) is a visual artist originally from Ghana and Lesotho. Ayo’s primary mediums include digital art, film photography and digital filmmaking. They enjoy exploring issues of identity specifically societal expectations of race, gender, and sexuality through their films.
 
 Ayo has been featured in Huffington Post Canada, The Kit, TFO, the University of Toronto magazine and Munch Magazine. They have screened their films and appeared on panels at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, University of Toronto, George Brown, the Revue Cinema, Xpace Cultural Centre, and more.
 
Ayo Tsalithaba is a Yoruba-Sotho name that translates to “joy of the mountains” (Ayo = “joy” in Yoruba, Tsa lithaba = “of the mountains” in Sotho).
Ayo uses they/them/theirs pronouns

 

About Common Ground 

Common Ground is a lecture series that allows Launchpad Members and Community Members to connect on various topics and themes that speak to a wide demographic.  

 

Cancellation policy: For a 100% refund, cancellations or changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the event date. Contact Member Services to cancel your attendance. There is no refund for no shows.