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UNESCO co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism; Professor of Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University

Vivek Venkatesh is a filmmaker, musician, multimedia artist, curator, and applied learning scientist working at the intersection of public pedagogy and critical digital literacy. He is the UNESCO co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, and Full Professor of Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts in the Department of Art Education in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. He is also the co-founder of the Grimposium festival and conference series, co-founder of Project SOMEONE (Social Media Education Every Day), and musical performer (guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, samples) with the bands Landscape of Hate, Landscape of Hope and Halka.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Professor, Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts, Concordia University
  • 2018–present
    UNESCO co-Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, Concordia University
  • 2018–2020
    Associate Professor, Inclusive Practices in Visual Arts, Concordia University
  • 2013–2018
    Associate Professor, Educational Technology, Concordia University

Education

  • 2008 
    Concordia University, Educational Technology