Jean Chisholm is a designer, researcher, and educator. She explores place-based design practices and community collaborations that work towards relational, ecological and equitable ways of living.


Notable Projects


︎︎︎ Micro-Care: Small Acts of Resilience for Living within the Earth’s Caring Capacity Researcher, Designer and Contributor, 2020


︎︎︎ Propositions for a Place-Based Practice: Implicating the Designer in Care and Relationality MDes Thesis Research, 2020


︎︎︎ Sticks, Ropes, Land: Confronting Colonial Practices in Public Space Design Researcher, 2020


Float School (Coming Soon) Designer and Contributor, 2020


The Hometown Project (Archive Coming Soon) Creator and Designer, 2013-2015

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Jean Chisholm (BA, BDes, MDes) currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she also completed her Master of Design in 2020. Her research has most recently been published through PDC 2020: Participation(s) Otherwise. Previously, she worked as a designer and art director at Free Agency Creative designing and overseeing production for printed, spacial, and digital touch points. She is interested in collaborative projects that encourage emergent processes and collective empowerment. Jean lives in Vancouver, BC, located within the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̍əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


PFD portfolio and CV available upon request. All content © Jean Chisholm, 2020.