Michael MacLean
Interdisciplinary Art + Design
Michael is an interdisciplinary designer, planner and artist living in Halifax, NS. He is a partner at the community-based design firm the Cities and Environment Unit. He strives to make work that is place-based, site-specific, and community-driven. Michael’s background includes various mediums and approaches, including printmaking, architectural design-build, site-specific installation and research on working with communities and participatory methods. In his work, he blurs the lines between art, design and community work. He seeks to find and improve ways of working with communities through the art and design process. Michael holds a Master's of Environmental Design Studies - Design Build from Dalhousie Universities School of Architecture (2019) and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from Concordia University (2017). He has been awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant, a community impact grant, and he has exhibited his work across Canada in galleries, art festivals, and international print biennials.