Alanna Ho is a socially engaged artist working and learning on the unceded and traditional territories of the Qayqayt, Squamish, Tsleil Waututh and Musqueam Coast Salish peoples. Alanna's work presents pedagogy and play as interconnected experiences; combining the use of new media and the reggio emilia approach, her workshops naturally foster fun sound exploration. Her multi-modal approach in S.T.E.A.M education has been facilitated through galleries and schools.
Alanna is the co-director of Inter/Mediate, a media art educational festival designed to empower under-represented groups by providing low-barrier access to workshops and mentorships. She is currently a sound artist in residence through the AiRS program in conjunction with the Vancouver School Board, exploring Pauline Oliveros’ concept of deep listening. In 2016 Alanna founded The Rainbow Forecast Project, a research initiative exploring the critical role of pedagogy in the arts, and empowering children and young women beyond the classroom. She has spoken at symposiums and panels discussing the lack of female and BIPOC representation in new media art and electronic music; her talks are aimed at inspiring organizations to invest in art and technology programs for young age groups.
"The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences."