As the university defines, Scholarly, Research, and Creative (SRC) engagement is strengthened by a willingness to cross boundaries, break down barriers, build alliances, and take risks to advance inquiry, discovery, knowledge, and creative works.
I am driven by advancing interior architecture discourse – specifically developing new language and concepts, namely Interior Attunements, Interior Hesitancy (Pandemic Interiors), Interior Forensics, Interior Archives, and Interior Materiality.
My quest to embed Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access is evidenced in my work on Design Activism in teaching and research.
Awards and Fellowships
Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Massey College, University of Toronto
Equity, Diversity, Service Award, Ryerson University (now TMU)
Community Service Award, Interior Design Educators Council
Academic Scholar Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, USA, Architecture
Visiting Artist Residency, Casa de Mateus, Portugal
McLuhan Fellowship, McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto
Silver Medal, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Delegate, The Government of Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: Interior Design Mission to China [Shanghai and Beijing]
Journal of Interior Design, Ad Hoc Reviewer
Journal of Mathematical Arts, Editorial Board
Architecture and Film Symposium, Editorial Board, Reviewer, 2023 intense interiors: Symposium lead co-chair
Interiorist Interventions and Archival Strategies: Contemporary terms for museums and creative practitioners, Interiors Journal, Volume 11.
Design Activism: Commingling Ethics of Care and Aesthetics, The Interior Architecture Theory Reader
Special Issue: Design Activism, IDEA Journal, Volume 14, No. 1.
Erased Domesticity, IDEA Journal, Volume 13, No. 1. (with Jonsara Ruth)
Kress Corner, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania (with Jonsara Ruth)
Erasing Domesticity, Curtin University, Australia (with Jonsara Ruth)
Material Surveillance: What’s Underneath, Gladstone, Toronto (with Jonsara Ruth)
Artists Take on Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan (with Jonsara Ruth)
Internal Excess Selections, The Drawing Center, New York