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BIO

<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Regular Part-Time
<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Robert Currie
<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Regular Part-Time Faculty
Division of Interdisciplinary Design
<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: rcurrie@nscad.ca

<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">Background

Master of Arts, English Literature and Language, Queens University

1991 • Kingston, ON

Bachelor of Arts (hons), English Literature, St. Francis Xavier University

1988 • Antigonish, NS

 

I am currently a freelance interpretive planner, working on the interpretation of the modernist International Lounge at Gander Airport among other projects.

Previously, I was Senior Project Manager at Form:Media/Fathom Studio, where I led interpretation projects for museums and cultural centres. Recent projects include a thematic interpretive framework for New Brunswick Provincial Parks, a wayfinding strategy for HRM, and LumiAIR, a public art/interpretive installation to communicate air quality in Metro Vancouver. Previous major projects include wayfinding and interpretive projects across Canada.

<ӣƵ class="elementor-heading-title elementor-size-default">CURRENT RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE PRACTICE

Recent projects include:

Gander International Lounge Interpretive Strategy, 2020

Developed the interpretive framework for the preservation and interpretation of the mid-century modern International Lounge at Gander International Airport, one of the few intact spaces in the world from the golden age of air travel.

Integrated Pedestrian Wayfinding Strategy, 2019

Lead the delivery of a pedestrian wayfinding strategy for HRM, including conceptual design, pilot project studies, costing and timeline.

 

Electric City/La Nouvelle France Conceptual Plan, 2018

Lead consultant developing a concept and feasibility plan for the proposed Electric City/La Nouvelle France Interpretive Centre, working with an architectural team to provide initial budget estimates, recommendations on location, and interpretive approach.

 

Refuge Canada Interactive Kiosks, 2018

Lead a team of designers and developers to deliver 6 interactive touchscreen kiosks as part of the Canadian Museum of Immigration’s “Refuge Canada” exhibition. These kiosks tell the harrowing stories of those who have fled genocide in the 20th century, ranging from the Holocaust to Rwanda. The temporary exhibit at Pier 21 is now a traveling exhibit touring Canada. Roles included project management, creative direction and interface development.

 

Department of Fisheries and Oceans “Leatherback Sea Turtle Kiosk,” 2018

Developed interactive touchscreen interpretive kiosk, helping people get to know the Leatherback Sea Turtle, a species at risk. My role included programming, content development, supervising design, project management and information architecture.

 

River Crossing (Edmonton) Interpretive Framework, 2016-17

Working closely with the City of Edmonton’s planning department and Indigenous Relations Office, I was the lead consultant on the River Crossing Heritage Interpretive plan, a first-of-its-kind initiative to integrate heritage interpretation into the urban planning process. Working with Indigenous partners was a key part of this project, which sets the stage for a new approach to placemaking.