Hi, I’m Kevin Van Lierop.
A goal to empower individuals and communities to take greater ownership over their futures has led to the most rewarding work I have ever completed. Approaching my work with a servant-leadership mindset, my expertise is in designing strategies and platforms which create engaging experiences in support of helping others achieve their goals.
In 2017 I am taking the time to explore how I can focus my passions and expertise through a small number of intentional actions to create more meaningful and lasting change in the communities I serve.
As a Co-operative Education Consultant, I offer expertise, guidance and support to students at Fanshawe College. Better connecting students to their professional communities through collaborations and partnerships with local organizations, I am interested in how experiences that bridge learning environments can be more meaningfully designed.
Leading Good City Co. as a Senior Research Fellow, I create platforms, resources and activations to engage, educate and enable citizens to harness their unused potential and take greater ownership over the cities in which they reside. I am currently investigating the important role place plays in fostering citizen empowerment in communities.
And, as a Partner with Form & Foundry Inc. I support clients from across industries in the generation of strategies, design of platforms and implementation of projects that aim to create more meaningful and engaging experiences. My expertise is in translating knowledge across complex systems and helping clients to better understand the challenges they face by providing a critical perspective where it’s most often needed.
Previously I have worked with amazing organizations such as the City of London, Western University and Fanshawe College, and Libro Credit Union where I created engaging experiences in community, education, and online environments.
To build skill and gain perspective between full-time roles I create personal projects like Block Party in a Box, Walk London and PARK(ing) Day which focus on civic engagement, urban spaces and the places we call home. I also take on projects that are interesting, challenging or in disciplines where I have little experience. Some of the companies I’ve worked with include: Brick Books, Museum London, Ladies Learning Code, UnLondon Digital Media Association and Urban League of London.