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GK VanPatter
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New York, United States

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Tiiu Poldma

Full Professor | Université de Montréal

Montreal, Canada

"enjoy the moment"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

ArchitectureCultureEducationEnvironmentInterior DesignMuseumsPsychologyRetailSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralVisual ArtsWriting

Very good at:
+ collaboration
+ design thinking for making change
+ knowledge building with pragmatism

About me & my work:

I am an academic researcher and currently the Vice Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal. I am also the author of "Taking up Space: Exploring the Design Process" and editor of "Meanings of Designed Spaces" which has articles and interviews with over 40 design thinkers and luminaries (both available via my website).

I have been active professionally with over 300 projects in the commercial and residential sectors. Whether working with architects and engineers or guiding users and clients with professional advice, I have consulted as an interior designer for over 25 years on major projects both in Canada and internationally.

I like to consider myself as a teacher passionate about interior design and how design can transcend and yet integrate the pragmatic and philosophical. I am a teacher of ideas: ideas about interior design and how these are explored, challenged and translated into research, spatial solutions and the interior designers' and users' experiences.

My links:

Poldma Design | My website

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