People / Eugenie Cheon

Sessional Faculty, Emily Carr University

Eugenie Cheon is a Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, leading community-based co-design courses with the Disability Alliance of BC in collaboration with HDL. She has also worked on a number of HDL projects, including The First Five project in partnership with the St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment Team, UBC Research Cluster: Frail Young, and BC Women’s Hospital: New Mature Women’s Health Program.
As an interdisciplinary designer and design-researcher, Eugenie practices and develops design methods that are participatory, exploratory, and socially-oriented. She values experiential (un)learning that emerges from diverse modes of making, thinking, and reflecting. Her interest lies in challenging the current design paradigm with an intersectional lens to imagine new terrains of possibilities that cultivate relational and sustainable ways of being in the world. Her past and recent work include collaboration with: multiple stakeholders in the healthcare sector, people with disabilities, immigrant & transcultural communities, start-ups, and non-profit organizations, amongst others.

Eugenie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Studies & Fine Art History from the University of Toronto and a Master of Design from Emily Carr. Her master’s thesis won the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award and was exhibited in the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), 107th conference.

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