Christina Sukhgian Houle is a Design Associate at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. She works with the People Organizing Place initiative to foster art and community partnerships in Brownsville. As a producer, educator and artist Christina has extensive experience in developing platforms for civic expression, imagination and engagement in NYC and throughout Texas.
Before working with [bc] Christina worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (NYC) developing short films with youth about local policy practices, Creative Time (NYC) creating large scale public art performances, and at 596 Acres (NYC) educating the public on their land advocacy rights. ‘The emphasis of her work has been placing power in the hands of communities to solve local problems and develop programatic strengths.
She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and an EdM in Technology, Innovation and Education from the Harvard School of Education. Additionally Houle’s short film and protest performance series, Migration Patterns During Wartime, was awarded the Andy Warhol Foundation Idea Fund Grant and screened in the US and Mexico in 2011.