Bios

Marzieh Mosavarzadeh is a PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at The University of British Columbia, specializing in art education. Her a/r/tographic research explores artful, pedagogical, and speculative ways of Making-Place through the artistic practice of walking. Marzieh holds both her MFA and BFA in visual arts (studio). 

Sholeh Mahlouji received her M.Ed degree in art education from The University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on living an aesthetic life, the practice of making, and the experience of being a maker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design as well as a master’s degree in illustration from University of Tehran.

Yasaman Moussavi is a second year PhD student in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy studying art education. As an artist, researcher, and teacher, her research explores socio-cultural in-betweenness as a capacity and disposition to participate in the process of meaning-making across cultures and languages. Yasaman holds an MFA and a BFA in visual arts.

Elmira Sarreshtehdari is an Iranian artist, art researcher, and instructor based in Vancouver, Canada. As a second year PhD student in art education at The University of British Columbia, Elmira is interested in the ways in which the performative and embodied act of participating in art making activates liminal spaces of one’s encounters with the world and how these encounters provide a fertile space for probing, finding, making, and learning. 

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