Karen May

Karen brings a diverse background in art, design, and political theory to her work in the studio. Her research interests include advocacy as a creative practice with a focus on visual communication, how different modes of design representation relate to public discourse around large-scale environmental issues, and the role of narrative in design; how we read, understand, and disseminate knowledge about environmental phenomena. Karen’s work experience includes graphic and communication design in the environmental non-profit sector, design research at the University of Toronto in the GRIT (Green Roof Innovation Testing) lab, and design concept development for the MOVE Exhibit at the Institute Without Boundaries / Toronto Brickworks. She has also exhibited design work in group shows at both the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery and Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.