Satellite X Activism: Spring Residency Presentations | June 23

June 21, 2021


Please join us for a set of public presentations emerging from the work of residents in Satellite X Activism in the spring of 2021.

Wednesday, June 23, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm PSTs
Free & Open to All

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 694 117 8535
Passcode: 8gSPxn



11:00 Welcome
11:10 Cyville Castro and Funan Fina, Flourishing our Youths
11:30 Vannysha Chang, Look! Listen! Create!
11:50  Sebastien Kaschel, Project Paint Up
12:15 Oluwasola Olowo-Ake, Ahọn Dudu
12:35  Esteban Perez, Emerging Soundscapes
12:55 Christa Clay and Chiara Schmitt, pl.lab, from the Place-based Grad Collective
1:30 Closing


Presentations of work-in-progress will be 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Please note this discussion will be recorded and published at a later date on this website.


About Satellite x Activism

Satellite x Activism is a five month residency for Emily Carr project teams to develop major social innovation projects that are applied, self- directed and rooted in practices of activism and place-based responsibility

Facilitated by Laura Kozak, residents have access to studio space, mentorship, peer support and funding toward the goal of developing products or services; initiating events, programs, or community partnerships; or starting studios, collectives, agencies or non-profits.

Satellite x Activism projects:

connect to localized movements of art, design and activism

collaborative, socially engaged initiatives that address the social and political realities of communities

bring contextual attentiveness to systems of oppression and inequity

build relational, place-based networks (for example, who would we work with and how during disaster response)

support care and mutual aid within localized community, nurture place-based storytelling or responsibility to land

consider human and non-human relationships

support community or seek to create social equity

are shareable, with learning that is open to others

support designer agency, practicality, navigating a way forward

establish designers’ participation in or creation of community

help establish conditions for artists and designers to financially support themselves through project lens, give financial sustainability to the project itself

negotiate “how” alongside “what”

Realized with support from the Vancouver Foundation, the Ministry of Advanced Education, and the Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (ACE WIL).