Loeb Video Profile: Helen Lochhead

Helen Lochhead calls herself a "small-a” architect because she’s always been interested in the larger context. As director of place development for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, her talent for breaking down silos and uniting disparate interests to solve problems collaboratively was confirmed in a host of major urban renewal projects and the development of a long range strategic vision for the city.

Within the Loeb Fellowship she finds company with others who have change in their DNA: "Every Loeb Fellow is motivated by something larger than their own interests and how they can activate that to make a difference in the world.” Watch Lochhead’s Video Profile.

The Loeb Fellowship initiated the Video Profiles project last year to enable current Loeb Fellows to tell their stories, what motivates them and how the Fellowship has been meaningful for their work. Joanne Nerenberg (Loeb Affiliate 2012) and Maggie Janik (GSD Presentation Services Specialist) are directing and executing the project.

Joanne Nerenberg is a dancer and documentary filmmaker who brings a love of movement to her video work. In 2000 she co-created move It!, a dance TV show for kids. Her film High Street Intersection won several awards, including Best of Festival at the Berkeley Film Festival. Her short documentary Body Job, a meditation on physicality in the workplace, won Best Documentary at the MOTION Film Festival. Nerenberg currently produces educational video for institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, New York Historical Society and Brooklyn Children’s Museum. She teaches dance at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn.

Maggie Janik is Presentation Services and Technical Support Specialist in the GSD Computer Resources Group. She produced a prize-winning short documentary about the MudWorks project of the Loeb Class of 2012. Janik graduated from Rhode Island College and previously worked at the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education. She is currently working on a MA in Digital Media at the HU Extension School.


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