Reciprocity and Stewardship Cohort
Lydia is first-generation Canadian of Italian descent and very connected to her cultural background. After building a career at a large Vancouver law firm—as a paralegal for many years—Lydia resigned to pursue a lifelong interest in visual arts and creative writing. Now a third-year student at ECUAD, her multidisciplinary practice includes digital works, performance and sculptural forms that often involve repurposed textiles. She is committed to environmentally sustainable ways of creating. Her studies with Indigenous knowledge holders—that essential care with being, connecting, listening, making—for which she has immense gratitude, have had an especially profound effect on her new life trajectory.