Ala Roushan

Ala Roushan is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University and the co-curator/director of SUGAR. SUGAR is a curatorial platform exploring new trajectories for public art informed by site, site specificity, histories and transformations. Ala’s practice includes research, writing, curating and teaching. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the European Graduate School in Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought and holds a Master of Arts in Advanced Architectural Design from the Städelschule, Frankfurt.

Sugandha Gaur

Sugandha Gaur is a Creative Communication enthusiast with 7+ years of experience comprising of Advertising, Research, and Teaching Under-graduate and Post-graduate students in varied setups. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts from University of Delhi, India - a highly valuable experience that enhanced her knowledge tremendously in unconventional advertising approaches. 

Suzanne Morrissette

Suzanne Morrissette is a Metis artist, curator, and writer from Winnipeg. She received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2009 and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University in 2011. In 2017 Morrissette completed her PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University, which took an interdisciplinary approach to probe the historical lineage behind contemporary perceptions of Indigenous political knowledge in mainstream North American society, particularly those which characterize resistance to state powers as aggressive or anti-progress.

James P. Miller

James Miller has a strong commitment to, and experience in, social justice in architecture. He has experience working on projects pertaining to micro-entrepreneurship, post-disaster recovery, public-housing, and culturally based design. James’ research helps bring a needed cultural perspective to critical social issues, and the results of such research will help communities rebuild while maintaining their basic identities.

Haru Hyunkyung Ji

Haru Ji is a media artist and researcher exploring the subject of life in art through Artificial Life Worldmaking: a form of computational generative art creating and evolving virtual ecosystems as immersive environments. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara and is an assistant professor in DPXA & the Digital Futures program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada.

Alexis Morris

Dr. Morris is an assistant professor in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and the Canada Research Chair Nominee in the Internet of Things (2018).

Cindy Poremba

Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, gamemaker and curator. She is an Assistant Professor (Digital Entertainment) at OCAD University (Toronto, CA) and Co-Director of OCAD’s game:play Lab.

Sowmya Somanath

I am a Computer Scientist specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University and lead the Interactive Futures Lab.

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