D e s i g n IN (g) C i r c u m s t a n c e s is a philosophy and analytical-constructive approach to Ana’s work in seminars, residencies and consultations.
As an educator, Ana’s primary focus is to research and lecture on the ‘effects of design on learning’, specifically on the materials, functionality and conventions of educational spaces for young children. She examines both concrete and abstract aspects of generic interior-spatial design in this context: physical flow and circumstantial constraints or opportunities; positive and negative spaces, ambient emotional cues, surface/object textures and colours, light and sound (acoustics) etc. What emerges from this approach is an holistic understanding of a learning environment, one characterized by the interdependence of elements in a physical space, the people, and the curriculum.
Encounters with Places
Dwellings, ArtStarts Gallery (2o14/2o15)
S E M I N A R S
• Reassembling Environments
• Simplicity and Structures
• Approach to Curriculum + Design
• Design/ing Circumstances
P U B L I C P R E S E N T A T I O N S
North Shore Conference, ECEBC Conference, Heart of the Matter Conference, Preschool Promenade Conference, Wonder of Learning Exhibit, Lower Mainland CCRRs, Vancouver and Burnaby School District, UBC Child Care Services, YMCA, YWCA, UBC Department of Education, Vancouver Community College, MTI Community College, BCIT.