Education through Technology & the Arts
Charlene Shepherdson is interested in the intersection where environment, heritage and technology meet. She uses language in written, performative and visual forms to bridge communities and empower voices.
Over the last 8 years, she has specialised in creative education for children, youths and adults under companies such as Art Boot Camp, Janus Education, Red Tin Bot and Playware Studios. Her current research spans narrative design in serious games, interactive art and stories, and creative arts therapy.
Her words have been published in From Walden to Woodlands (Ethos Books), A Luxury We Cannot Afford, SingPoWriMo 2014: The Anthology (both by Math Paper Press) and the Straits Times. They have also travelled to poetry slams and open mics in Asia and made appearances as visual text in the Arts House, the Substation and in Singapore libraries under National Art Council’s Project LAVA.
Affliations: Charlene is 1/3 of spacer.gif, the visual-literary art collective who run destination: INK, a monthly open-open mic held at BluJaz Cafe. She is also a founding member of spoken word troupe, Party Action People, and devises shows with Pink Gajah Theatre. Sometimes, the Proletariat Poetry Factory lets her out for fresh air as a Servile Poet.