Ebb & Flow

Julia Oram

With EBB & FLOW, Julia Oram created a series of documentary projects that focus on heritage, immigration, generational history, self, and a reflection on personal identity, and how it has impacted the present. In a photographic book she combines photographs taken from the third generation with texts from the first generation. In a film she interviewed members of the first generation explaining what their transition from Greece to Canada was like for them, things they learned, and how they grew as people, while keeping in context how these influences could have been passed down from generation to generation.

Julia Oram

Graduate of B.A. Communication Design 2022

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Owning my own collaborative gallery, community, and/or collective and space.

What is a good design for you?

Honestly whatever kids draw. I think there honesty and freedom show authenticity and new ideas that are out of the box.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Corona school; in context online classes, I found it a challenge to focus and to learn properly.

Who or what inspires you?

New experiences, things that make me feel good, natural endorphin rushes.

How do you approach a new project?

Optimism, a few moans of frustration here and there, but over all excitement, once I have the final result. But then again what is a final result really.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Go slow, listen, talk to your peers, I found the most advice aside from some great teachers, was my peers, the brainstorming and conversations we would have really inspired me, that was something I missed when school went online. However also observing your surroundings this to visually also sparks creativity.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I have yes, I would say my work from the first semester to now is much more professional. I think especially after my internship, that was really when I got to test out Design in the real world, and this for me was growth.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I collectively knew I wanted to be in the Arts, and felt that Communication Design is so fluid in any area, I liked this flexibility of the degree.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?


How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

I think I will throw myself a corona safe dinner party!

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