Rank: Associate Professor
Qualifications: BFA, NSCAD. MDes, University of Dundee
Initial NSCAD Appointment: 2010
Marlene Ivey is a designer interested in developing innovative design methods, technologies and infrastructure to support environmental, economic and cultural sustainability. Her design practice investigates participatory approaches to designing, using creative play, visual thinking and experience scenarios to bring people together from diverse backgrounds to share knowledge and generate design vision. Before joining NSCAD University in July 2010, she was senior lecturer with the School of Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Scotland and Course Director for their Master of Design taught postgraduate course. In 2008 she returned to live in Canada and became Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives for the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum (Feb 2009 - June 2010). Her current research is footed in the Gaelic milieu where she is collaborating with the Nova Scotia Gaelic community to create An Drochaid (The Bridge) an interactive online social space for Gaelic language renewal and cultural restoration – a virtual cèilidh.
Her collaborators have included The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, MakeTools USA, the Department of Surgery & Oncology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee and more recently the Municipality of Victoria County, the Provincial Office of Gaelic Affairs, St. F.X. University, ACAP, and the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum.
She has published work in UK, Asia, Continental Europe, Canada and the USA.