Current Team
  • Current 08: Generative Research & Social Innovation What if the planet is the home of project-grounded exploration, the sun represents the unifying pop-up thematic and the moons present spaces for collaboration? – Lisa Grocott Current 08 takes on the theme of “Generative Research & Social Innovation.” This year’s issue features articles written around the subjects of the defense and regeneration of democracy, information design, research and […] No responses April 20, 2018
  • Current 08 Credits Founding Editors Bonne Zabolotney Deborah Shackleton Current Advisory Board Bonne Zabolotney Celeste Martin Cameron Neat Deborah Shackleton Dr. Ron Burnett Grant Gregson Editors Celeste Martin Deborah Shackleton Reviewers Aldona Czajewska Jessica Bayntun Mariko Kuroda Michal Cabaj Prakriti Mukhopadhyay Reyhaneh Yazdani Ricardo Leal Barrocas Sukriti Tandon Song Tang Tammy Tan Yufei Yao Art Directors Cathy Yang […] No responses May 9, 2017
  • Current 08 Contributors Kate Armstrong has over 15 years experience in the culture sector with a specific focus on intersections between art and technology. Her interdisciplinary practice is conceptually driven and has included participatory work, objects, photography, video, events in urban space, generative text systems, and experimental narrative forms. As a curator she has produced exhibitions, events and […] No responses April 8, 2017
  • Current 07: Critical Making Disruption and provocation are tactics we use to make waves, troubling the status quo in a quest to make right. – Lisa Grocott Current 07 takes on the theme of “Critical Making: Theories, Models & Frameworks.” This year’s issue features articles written around the subjects of critical making, critical use and design, social innovation for sustainability and […] No responses April 18, 2016
  • Issue 07 Contributors Contributors Grant Gregson is the Coordinator of Emily Carr University’s Teaching and Learning Centre administering and teaching Emily Carr’s e-learning platforms, Moodle, WordPress Blogs and Wiki. Grant’s research supports faculty and staff with incorporating new technologies for use in online learning, the classroom, research projects and web publishing, together with scholarly and pedagogical practices. Grant […] No responses April 18, 2016
  • Issue 07 Credits Art Directors Jordan Tate Tina Yan Production Manager Katrina Yu Communication Manager Robin Spence Designers Alick Yeung Christina Hsu Danica Norton Jessica Lee Kaeley Slaney Robin Spence Rebecca Lee Rebecca Moir Tiffany Peng Scott Zhao Ying Tang Photography Angie Wu Isabelle Ranieri Katrina Yu Illustration Toshie Kaligis Cover Design Toshie Kaligis Contributors Garnet Hertz Helene […] No responses April 18, 2016
  • Current 06:
    Designing Wisdom
    “Design wisdom is a fabric that emerges from the intersection of scientific and designerly ways of knowing and doing.” –Elizabeth B.–N. Sanders Issue 06 is structured around the theme of Prospects, Practices and Provocations and is designed to encourage the authors and readers to think about the design practice in terms of process, design wisdom […] No responses April 12, 2015
  • Issue 06 Credits art directors Karim Kadi Megan Kwan Lucinda McGroarty production manager Yili Lou communication manager Victoria Lee designers Riley Banks Jayde Chang Rachael Crocker Jodie Lavery Victoria Lee Yili Lou Taysia Louie Prateeba Perumal Silvia Sasaki Erin Waters Petra Willemsen Brenda Wisniowski photography Riley Banks Silvia Sasaki illustration Michelle Clement Michelle Yong cover design Michelle Clement […] No responses April 4, 2015
  • Issue 06 Contributors Jonathan Aitken is the Director of the Health Design Lab and Communication Design faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The Health Design Lab is a research centre that applies design thinking to Health Care, bringing human-centred design research methodologies to complex problems. Aitken’s education in Communication and Industrial Design help him bring […] No responses April 3, 2015
  • Current 05 Current Issue 05 is structured around the theme of Iteration, Invocation, Intimation, and features articles by Jorge Frascara and Guillermina Noël on the role of collective intelligence in design for healthcare, and Ann Thorpe on design as activism. Also in the health design section, “Stay Safe” and “Violence and Aggression in Healthcare” reflect on a […] No responses July 1, 2014
  • Current 04 The most evident newly valued qualities [of physical and social environments] are the recognition of complexity as a value; the search for dense, deep, and lasting relationship; the redefinition of work and collaboration as central human expressions; and the human scale of the socio-technical systems and its positive role in the definition of a democratic, […] No responses May 18, 2013
  • Current 03 Through a variety of forms and formats interviews, case-studies, critical essays, reviews and photo documentation, we challenge researchers to represent their processes as iterative cycles of research and to skillfully navigate information-led and practice-led methodologies. Current is continually evolving exposition on the people and processes involved in design research. It is a platform for the […] No responses June 13, 2012