Alanna Ho is an educator and performer combining deep play, new media, sound and community engagement. As a freelance educator, she is passionate about engaging a welcoming space for children to immerse into. Strong social collaboration, child-led projects and careful documentation of childrens' ideas are adapted to each play workshop with a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach. Alanna facilitates workshops for the New Westminster New Media Gallery, bridging elementary school-aged children with contemporary new media art; integrating sound design with Burnaby North Secondary School (Music and Technology program) through the Western Front; and creates play sessions packed with games and digital literacy.
THE PLAYROOM is a new community space which fosters three main components:
a) integrates children into the process of creating immersive and sound art (The Rainbow Forecast Project)
b) incubates play and pedagogy research
c) hosts performance art in the form of community-engaged happenings
The Rainbow Forecast Project aims to share children’s stories and spirit, and generate contemporary art discussions by construction children’s creative ideas into larger scale works.