Renate is a multidisciplinary artist and professional set, lighting and costume designer with a background in performance and social theatre facilitation. She has worked with numerous companies in Newfoundland (Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, RCA Theatre, NAX, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, White Rooster, C2C), as well as in Edmonton, Toronto, and London, UK. Her work in art and space science includes research and publications on the role of art and space in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education, as well as interdisciplinary artistic creation with the European Space Agency for the European Astronaut Centre/International Space Station. The language of light is a key focus in her work in theatre, visual art, creative writing, and space and society research.
(Undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, fellowships, certificates)
BFA, Theatre (Acting), Memorial University of Newfoundland
MFA, Theatre Design, University of Alberta
SSP12, International Space University
(Up to 10 citations)
Pohl, R. (2013, Feb 20 - 2014, April 2). Breathing Space. The Independent. Online Publication. <http://theindependent.ca/category/columns/breathing-space/>
Pohl, R. (2013) From Summer Science Camp to Art College: Fusing Art, Space and STEM Education. Astrosociological Insights, October 2013 Volume 2 Issue 3, p. 10-12.
Flahaut J., Flood, Miles, J.D., Pohl, R., Renaud, C., Reyes, A.M., Scepanovic, S., and Stroh, V. (2013) Space: One Giant Leap for Education. Space Times. March/April 2013, Issue 2 - Volue 52, p. 4-9.
Pohl, R. (2012, November 16). Phase One by Renate Pohl. CBC Canada Writes Close Encounters with Science: Picks. Online Publication. <http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2012/11/phase-one-by-renate-pohl.html>
Pohl, R., Aarrestad, F., Flahaut, J., Garimella, S., Li, H., Stroh, V., Xu, B. et al. (2012) Space: One Giant Leap for Education. Final Report Edition, SSP12, International Space University, 127 pages. In Print.
Pohl, R., (2006) Designing Scenes From an Execution. Final Report Edition, University of Alberta, 103 pages. In Print.