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Perspectives Podcast

The Per­spec­tives pod­cast explores the mul­ti­fac­eted world of inte­ri­or design by under­stand­ing the unique per­spec­tives of stu­dents, pro­fes­sors and prac­ti­tion­ers involved. Through­out the series, stu­dents, pro­fes­sors, and prac­ti­tion­ers will share their opin­ions, expe­ri­ences and per­spec­tives on dif­fer­ent design top­ics and process­es to cre­ate a nar­ra­tive on what it means to be in the design field. These per­spec­tives will inspire lis­ten­ers to view spaces through a fresh lens and nur­ture a pas­sion for cre­at­ing mean­ing­ful envi­ron­ments. We pro­duced this pod­cast in part­ner­ship with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­i­to­ba, Fac­ul­ty of Archi­tec­ture, with assis­tance from UMFM 101.5. The Fac­ul­ty of Archi­tec­ture’s Stu­dent Inno­va­tion and Enrich­ment Fund par­tial­ly funds us. Each episode explores a theme for dis­cus­sion to seek dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives and expe­ri­ences to devel­op an under­stand­ing of the topic.

The Per­spec­tives pod­cast is a safe and wel­com­ing space for all to share their per­spec­tives and expe­ri­ences to cre­ate a learn­ing expe­ri­ence for everyone.


  • Kurt Espersen-Peters – Host and Associate Producer

    Kurt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interior Design of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. Before joining the University of Manitoba in 2018, Kurt was the program coordinator and a professor in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario between 2006 and 2018. He was also a visiting lecturer in the MSc. (Interior Design) Program at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka from 2013 to 2016. Kurt is the co-director of Academic Initiatives with the Canadian Centre for Mindful Habitats.

    Kurt Espersen-Peters Faculty Profile

  • Valentina Jaramillo – Executive Producer

    Valentina Jaramillo is a Master of Interior Design student in her second year at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture. She is a Product Design Engineer from Colombia, with more than eight years of experience in the industry. Recently, her interests shifted from products to the environments we inhabit, so she moved to Canada in 2021 to pursue her degree as a Master of Interior Design. Her previous knowledge helps her get all the details in order while her new pursuits allow her to keep the bigger picture in mind when working on projects.

  • Tamunoibi Ekine – Technician

    Tamunoibi, also known as Tammy, is a Master of Interior Design student in her second year at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture. Before that she got her undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Architecture’s Environmental Design Program (Interior Environments) in 2022. Tammy has worked as an Intern at an Architectural Firm in her home country, Nigeria, and currently works as Teaching Assistant for the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba.