Scholarly, Research, Creative Activity (SRC)

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 Mathematical Arts, Editorial Board

Architecture and Film Symposium, Editorial Board, Reviewer, 2023 intense interiors: Symposium lead co-chair

Selected Publications

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)  

Selected Exhibitions

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

Image Credit: Di Cintio, Lungs, 100 years of lead-based paint