Our Team

With over 15 years of combined experience working closely with municipalities, developers, educators, artists, designers, social serving agencies and community members like you, our team brings the expertise needed for any public realm initiative.

Staff

Alexis Kane Speer

Alexis Kane Speer

Executive Director

Inspired daily by the city and the people who bring it to life, Alexis has a wealth of experience leading community-based public art, space and capacity building initiatives and has received numerous awards recognizing her work as a city builder. She has an MA in Geography & Planning from the University of Toronto.

Anjuli Solanki

Anjuli Solanki

Director of Community Programs

A painter and public artist, coming from a background in community engagement, public programming and urban research. Anjuli holds an MSc in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University and a BA in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia.

Elena Potter

Elena Potter

Community Projects

An experienced community builder and event coordinator, Elena is excited about art that facilitates deeper connections between people and places. She has a background in writing about art and organizing exhibitions, and holds a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University.

Ananna Rafa

Ananna Rafa

Artist Engagement

A visual artist who works with a variety of media, Ananna has been instrumental in the production of several community-engaged public art installations across the city. Her passion for photography and documenting the world around her has brought her to study at Ryerson University.

Philippa French

Philippa French

Community Projects

With a background in arts and culture policy, Philippa is passionate about improving public spaces and promoting public art. Philippa holds a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto.

Board of Directors

Dave Kranenburg

Dave Kranenburg

Founder, Rhizome
Board Chair

Rich Appiah

Rich Appiah

Israel Foulon LLP
Vice Chair

 

Caroline Birks

Caroline Birks

Freelance Bookkeeper
Treasurer

Adam Molson

Adam Molson

The Daniels Corporation
Secretary