U.K.-based video artist and teacher Harriet Cavenagh, “excited by most things,” is carving her own path between creative work and teaching with one foot rooted in each world. Working as a project crew and making art preceded her current occupation of teaching adults literacy and numeracy skills they’ll need to succeed in the workforce, but Cavenagh feeds the creative flame by giving herself deadlines and using seasonal breaks and time off to devote to her art. Someday she’d love to mesh the two and bring participatory video to students so they can experience “the power of editing to shape stories and truth,” but currently she’s working to found her own accountability group to help others like her get stuff done. Check her out!
– Ellen Wernecke
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