. . . field reports from a creative catalyst in the Pacific NW


Genevieve Tremblay is an artist, curator, educator and community catalyst. She ignites and facilitates pioneering initiatives at the intersections of the arts, design, culture, science, technology and community. She is an Assistant Professor of Design at Cornish College of the Arts, currently teaching Senior Studio: Transition Design Seminar, focusing on the expanded practices and embedded roles of designers in systems-level change and transition toward more sustainable futures.

In 2016, she co-developed NASAD approved curriculum for a Bachelor of Fine Arts major designed to provide pathways for students to develop social and environmental approaches to design and to connect their research and design thinking to real-world practice. She also led the development and implementation of new interdisciplinary program focused on contemporary cultural production, civic engagement, critical making and innovation at Cornish College of the Arts. The ‘Creative Corridor’ program was developed to ignite publicly engaged practice and scholarship in the visual and performing arts.

Since 2000, Genevieve has been driving research, arts, educational, curatorial and entrepreneurial initiatives. She has received more than thirty local and national grants for school-based programs integrating art and technology in the Pacific Northwest. Her initiatives have been funded by 4Culture, Bellevue Schools Foundation, SAPPI Ideas that Matter: Design for the Public Good, AIGA, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller, Benton and Ford Foundations. Genevieve received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.


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