Barbara Cole is the Curator of Outdoor Art at the Belkin. Cole oversees the University’s Outdoor Art collection, commissioning new projects in public space and stewarding the existing artworks sited across the Vancouver campus. For over three decades, she has been actively involved in the field of public art working as an artist, curator, educator and consultant. In 2005 she founded Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, a collective of artists, architects and curators presenting temporary projects in public space and continues today as part of the production team. Cole is also the principal of Cole Projects, a public art consulting firm that promotes experimental approaches to public art planning and commissioning. She has led workshops, lectured widely and published articles on the subject of art in public space. Cole taught at Emily Carr University from 1984 to 1999 and worked as a consultant to the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program from 1999 to 2004. In 2011, Cole received the Mayor’s Award for her contributions to the advancement of public art in Vancouver and in 2013, was a curatorial resident at ZK/U Center for Art + Urbanistics in Berlin, Germany.