Angela Tran is the Communications Coordinator at the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). She is a graduate of UTSC with an Honours Bachelor’s in Science with majors in Integrative Biology and Music and Culture. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Band Association as President-elect and Membership Director. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the clarinet and ukulele and loves to spend time making music with her daughter and husband.
Why did you get involved in this project?
Ever since I started university, I’ve developed a fondness for collaborating with other people, especially from different disciplines. Sharing your skills to create a product or experience that is one of a kind! This project reminded me of that experience.
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
I was only involved with the first step, so I applaud my group mates for meeting the one week turn-around time.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
I liked how there was an element of surprise. There was no plan or end goal shared in the group. We just passed on an element and slowly ideas were attached one by one. I was excited to see the one-of-a-kind creation at the end.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
Yes, it opened up a new way of thinking. I loved the concept of this project! I’m a planner, and through this project I learned that sometimes going with the flow and just letting it be can be beautiful.