The 10th edition of Dynamic/MTL will take place on January 23 and will consider the role of artists, designers, and journalists in times of political change. The event will feature three speakers from distinct fields to address these questions.
“Dynamic is entering our third year now,” founder André Valle told MTLinTECH. “It’s really something we’ve been doing for the community. We get the sponsorship money and kind of just create this thing that’s as high level as we can make it, for as little as we can charge.”
“This time, we’re going to have one international speaker, and one from Toronto. But one thing that we always do is we always have someone from Montreal and mix them up with the people that are doing the most interesting work in the world to kind of make a statement about Montreal and the work that we do and how awesome that is.”
Jennifer Daniel, based in San Francisco, is a designer, editor, and illustrator known for taking a stand on the “designification” of everything (including motherhood), and self-aggrandizement rampant within the design and tech industries.
She’ll be joined by artist MissMe, dubbed Montreal’s “premier art vandal” for her unapologetic pieces, exploring her own struggles with race, gender, society, and class while uplifting icons of the past. As VICE News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Justin Ling rounds out the panel, covering beats including national security, intelligence, privacy, foreign affairs, war, justice, and when politicians mess up.
“We always have someone from Montreal and mix them up with the people that are doing the most interesting work in the world to kind of make a statement about Montreal”
“We’re always trying to be at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurial industries, and digital creativity and design, so design is also a big thing,” said Valle. “This one specifically we’re gonna get out of our comfort zone and be a bit more political about it because it’s going to happen two or three days after Trump’s inauguration. We’re bringing very provocative speakers with very provocative work to talk a little bit about your role [as an artist, journalist, or designer] in a time of political change.”
The event starts at 5:30 pm on January 23rd at the Phi centre and tickets are $20 general admission/ $15 students.