Members

The members of NiS+TS are Robert Bean, Renée Gruszecki, Brian Lilley, Barbara Lounder, and Mary Elizabeth Luka.

Robert Bean is a media artist and writer, and a Professor at NSCAD University. Utilizing public archives and collections, Bean considers the temporal uncertainty that photographs and digital media evoke in relation to experience, technology and language. http://www.circuitgallery.com/ and http://www.robertbean.ca/

Renée Gruszecki is a designer, entrepreneur and a historian of design and material culture. An experienced and enthusiastic researcher and archivist, she has a great depth of knowledge about museums, collections and heritage. Gruszecki serves on boards and committees for several Halifax-based arts and culture organizations.

Brian Lilley is a member of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture and Planning. His experience is across a range of design strategies and appropriate technologies concerned with the best fit between human activity and ecological responsiveness, and his specialties include integrated design and community engagement.

Barbara Lounder is a visual artist and teaches at NSCAD University. Her current art practice focuses on walking as a creative methodology; her performative works engage members of the public in carefully designed walking activities. http://www.barbaralounder.ca/

Mary Elizabeth Luka, PhD, is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and devoted maker of digital and television projects. A Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Luka is Chair of Arts Nova Scotia, and a published researcher and speaker. Her research focuses on the concept of creative citizenship to investigate how civic, culture and business sectors are networked in the digital age, including the intricate ways that governments, universities, corporations and socio-cultural enterprises connect. http://moreartculturemediaplease.com/