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Keith Doyle | Emily Carr University 
Keith Doyle is an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is a Lead/co-lead Investigator on a few Emily Carr research initiatives including, the DnA project, cloTHING(s) as conversation, and a founding faculty member and the current director of Material Matters, a pragmatic material research cluster within the Intersections Digital Studios at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Keith holds both a BFA and an MFA in Sculpture. He maintains an active material practice and is a recent Resident Artist at the ACME Studios International Artists Residency Programme situated in London, UK, a Banff New Media Institute alum, 2006-2007 as well as, a NYC Dance Theater Workshop Artist’s Research Medialab fellow.

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Philip Robbins | Emily Carr University 
Philip Robbins holds an M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London, a B.A. from The Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a B.ed from the University of British Columbia. As a founding partner in Polyglot Design Philip’s practice explores a wide spectrum of materials, media and technology in a career that spans props production for film and television, public artwork and education. Since 2000 Philip has taught at Emily Carr University across a wide range of disciplines within Visual Arts + Material Practice, Design + Dynamic Media, and Continuing Studies with an emphasis on material practice, 3D software and digital output technologies. As a Co-conspirator within Material Matters, Philip has the great pleasure of partnering in a range of cross disciplinary research objectives, exploring that creatively productive space where ideas, materials and process’ overlap.


Hélène Day Fraser | Emily Carr University
Hélène Day Fraser is an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is a founding member of the ECU Material Matters research cluster, a member of the Emily Carr DESIS Lab, the International Local Wisdom research network, and Creatives with Intent (an Emily Carr based sustainability initiative). She is a Lead/co-lead Investigator on several Emily Carr University research projects: cloTHING(S) as conversation, +++=, Lifebooster, DnA and a Research fellow of the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. Hélène holds a BAA Fashion, MAA Design. Her creative practice and research consistently engages in re-imagining textile product possibilities – exploring analogue and digital forms of making through art/design and interdisciplinary-based collaborations.


Heather Mitchell | Material Matters Coordinator & Emily Carr University Graduate
Heather is everything to do with community building. She organizes 3D Printing Meetups, Rain Enthusiast Meetups, Vancouver Industrial Design Meetups, Cultivate Community Garden Events, Vancouver Industrial Design Alliance Meetup, and volunteers for the Vancouver Creativemornings team. Not only can she socialize but Heather is a born maker! Did you know she is an excellent arc welder!

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