Art can build bridges where we desperately need them. It can reframe differences and obstacles from sources of fear into reasons to come together and share. Art can be translation, it can be connection. It can be fun, it can be voice. It can break impasses, and breach walls. I’m especially curious about novel experimentations with creative forces in complex issue spaces.
With art projects I work individually and collaboratively, and love unexpected mixing of media for site- and story-specific contexts — anything from illustrations from paint and photos, to infographics from found objects and digital drawing, to film with tactile and edible participatory viewing components.
As a facilitator, creative strategist, and speaker, I design projects, programs, and talks focused on sharing transformative experiences, building frameworks for collaborative creating, providing platforms for voice, and weaving shared stories into art pieces. I love to explore how the divisions within and between organizations, companies, communities and individuals provide opportunity for meaningful connection, creation, and change - from the local level to a systems scale.
I have worked in artist and creative advisory and strategy roles with humanitarian, environmental, and social justice organizations including The World Bank, Indian Red Cross Society, Supernacular Toronto, the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, Beyond Reform & Development in Lebanon, Columbia University, Parsons The New School of Design, Impact Hub Network, Court Creative, International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED), Metropolitan Museum of Art Media Lab, Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University, and Black Lives Matter. I currently serve in a long-term Learning Advisory capacity for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.
In addition to ongoing creative strategy and art projects, I’m currently exploring the worlds of children's books, children’s programming, murals-for-change, and popular publications.
I have degrees in Global Resource Systems (BSc) and Environmental Management (masters) from the University of British Columbia and Yale University.
I live for deep connections rooted in curiosity about the world, and what we can do to create positive change. I hope to hear from you!
Wishing you the best,
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