Participants


 

Janet Pillai
Janet Pillai
JANET PILLAI
Janet Pillai served as an associate professor at the Department of Performing Arts at Universiti Sains Malaysia until 2013. In 2007, she founded Arts-ED, a non-profit organization in Penang which provides place-based culture education for young people. Pillai is an independent researcher and activist in the field of arts, culture and heritage development. Her specialization is in community-engaged arts, sociology of culture and creative pedagogies. Her work entails researching, programming and managing community-engaged projects in partnership/consultation with community, local agencies, artists and professionals. Pillai has authored three books and numerous articles on arts and culture education and sustainability. She also contributes as an expert resource person in regional organizations such as UNESCO Bangkok, APCIEU Korea, and the Getty Foundation.