Instructor Spotlight: Holly Schmidt

May 29, 2020

Meet Holly Schmidt, a Vancouver artist, curator and educator. She has a research-based practice that engages processes of collaboration and informal pedagogy. Moving across disciplinary boundaries, she explores the relationships between practices of making, knowledge creation and the formation of temporary communities.

In the upcoming fall 2020 Semester in Dialogue: Department of Living, Holly will be one of three instructors you’ll engage and learn from every day. The Semester in Dialogue: Department of Living offers students the opportunity to explore how daily life and experience could be re-envisioned for residents in Vancouver. Using human-centred design and the practice of dialogue-archive, students will work together in teams to co-create innovative solutions to complex, urban issues. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, learn more on how to apply

Before you apply, get to know Holly from our Q&A Instructor Spotlight

What about the fall semester are you most looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to coming together to develop relationships of care while imagining our city anew.

What is something you would like to say to a student who is contemplating enrolling in the Semester in Dialogue this fall?

The generative and flexible curriculum of CityStudio, creates space to be thoughtful, reflective and responsive to a world in flux. It's an opportunity to take action that contributes to a sense of collective safety and care in the city.

Name one small business you're most looking forward to returning to in-person?

Opus Art Supplies. I can order supplies on line from them, but I miss being able to handle and compare colours and textures. What’s one small business you’ve been reaching out to and supporting during the pandemic?

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