Much more than a survey!
Learn about playful research and design methods with Gamar Markarian.
On July 28th, Erie Arts & Culture held a virtual conversation with Gamar Markarian.
This PRO Network webinar covered the many creative methodologies of collecting and representing quantitative and qualitative data when working on artistic projects. How can we collectively design methods that go beyond the norms of collecting and representing data such as surveys and charts? And why is that important? Gamar discussed the creative methods that she has utilized throughout her career including play, storyboarding, visual storytelling, mapping, interviews, conversation starters, and much more.
About Gamar Markarian:
Gamar Markarian is an Armenian Lebanese designer, urbanist, and systems thinker; interested in media and communication. She received her BS in Landscape Architecture from the Lebanese University of Beirut in 2006, MS in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons' The New School in 2016, and a graduate certification in Documentary Filmmaking from the School of Public Engagement at The New School in 2018.
In 2007, Gamar co-founded Atelier Hamra; a landscape architecture office in Beirut operating in Lebanon and the MENA region. Currently living between New York and Philadelphia, Gamar collaborates with The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as a design strategist, focusing on the design and implementation of playful participatory research and design processes, as well as other independent design and production projects across both cities.
About PRO Network:
As an agency, we are committed to dismantling barriers and providing meaningful resources and training for creative and cultural professionals.
Erie Arts & Culture believes that creative and cultural professionals can play a central role in developing vibrant and healthy communities and neighborhoods when they are provided with access to Professional development, Resources, and Opportunities (PRO).