Pieter de Vos is a facilitator, documentary photographer, and engaged academic. In his role as a community development practitioner, he has facilitated over 400 projects with public sector organizations and nonprofits of varying sizes and complexities in Canada and abroad. His assignments have ranged from leading strategic planning and change management sessions with executive teams in the provincial government; to supporting the Mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Poverty in Edmonton; to working with community-based organizations to address public health issues. He has recently ventured into the world of human-centred design and social innovation, which resonates with his commitment to both systems change and honouring the stories people live by.
Pieter has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Alberta as well as a MSc in Public Health. His research focuses on using narrative and visual methods to explore community understandings of home and belonging in an informal settlement in South Africa. Over the past several years, Pieter has enriched his practice by using documentary photography, digital storytelling, and arts-based methods to enhance dialogue and collaboration. In June 2019, Daylight Books published a monograph of his long-term documentary work on social inclusion in South Africa (See: https://www.pieterdevos.ca).
- Company:Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
- Short Bio:Community Development Officer