Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that creates applied projects and partnerships that investigate the unique contribution that art and design can make to innovation and community building.
As a curator she has 15 years experience producing exhibitions, events and publications in contemporary art and technology in Vancouver and internationally. She founded Upgrade Vancouver as part of an international network of art and technology organizations in 30 cities, was a founder of the Goethe Satellite, an initiative of the Goethe Institut that produced ten exhibitions in Vancouver between 2011-2013, and is past acting Executive Director and President of the board of the Western Front (2007-2014). Armstrong participates in the activities of a range of organizations including serving on the founding board of BC Artscape, the Inspiration Lab Advisory Council for the Vancouver Public Library and acting on juries for SIGGRAPH, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Creative BC. Armstrong is an Artistic Director of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), which will partner with 15 galleries and organizations to present the work of over 150 artists in Vancouver in 2015.