Sam Carter – Coordinator



Professor Emeritus

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Sam Carter combines art/science, culture/creativity to educate, entertain and to develop humane, and beautiful cities.


Carter’s academic and professional background is interdisciplinary combining education, art, science, culture and public art and design. His studies include art, design, and landscape architecture and design history.


His earliest work began as Senior Designer-Hall of Life, Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. “Hands on—“interactive” exhibition design pioneered by the “Science Centre” team resulted in exhibition design projects in many parts of the world. This significant professional experience resulted in exhibition designs and research commissions for museums, interpretative centers, special events, public art, city planning, and innovative educational projects in many parts of the world.


Over the past two decades Carter has focused much of his work on Asia and Pacific regions. As the Creative Director, Carter designed exhibitions, special events and interpretive centres including:


The United Nations Conference/World Wildlife Event (Stockholm) Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, World Garden Exhibition-U N Habitat- Vancouver, Vancouver Papal Visit, Asia Development Bank Exhibition, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, The Asia Pacific Applied Arts Forum-Exhibition (APAAF), Dragons and Dragon boats of the World Exhibition, Dolls of Japan Exhibition, Canadian Pavilion-Yokohama 89-World’s Fair, Treasury of Canadian Craft Exhibition, 64-94- Exhibition of Art and Design, 2Vancouver Island Freshwater Eco Centre, Canada/China Design/Applied Arts Exhibition, Korean Traditional Art and Craft Exhibition, 2000 Year of the Dragon Exhibition, “All About Blue” Exhibition, Sunken Treasures Exhibition-Brunei, Commonwealth Games-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Beijing/Vancouver/London Young Artist-Olympic Themes Exhibition, Asia Pacific Folk Mask Exhibition-National Museum of Malaysia , Made in BC (British Columbia): Home-grown Design Exhibition, Malaysia-Canada Indigenous Communities Applied Arts Exhibition.


Carter has traveled to most parts of the world and was a Visiting Professor in Malaysia, China, USA, Russia, Vietnam, Korea, Mexico, Chile, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and across Canada. Carter travels as Visiting Professor Emeritus, Presenter and Creative Director/ Consultant to numerous universities, conferences and to non-profit and government organization and private sector industries while he continues teaching online.


Central to Carter’s teaching is history, theory and application of drawing, colour, two and three-dimensional form, visual communication, innovation, creative industries, Asia and Pacific and global culture.


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