(Somerville, NJ – March, 2017) – dancker Interior Workplace Consultant, Olivia Ribeiro, has been selected to teach at her alma mater, the Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) this spring semester at its campus in Lacoste, France.

Olivia will be teaching an Interdisciplinary Studio and a Professional Practices course, where students are introduced to the business side of interior design. In addition to helping students understand concepts such as business ethics, Olivia will guide students through exploring career choices, preparing for interviews, and eventually entering the working world. As part of this program, she will have an opportunity to spend five days in Paris for structured visits to museums, as well as design offices and studios, to build upon her own design knowledge and education.

SCAD Lacoste is a residential study-abroad location in France, offering immersion in the history and culture of Provence. A beautifully preserved medieval village, Lacoste is known by artists for its extraordinary light and exquisite pastoral setting. SCAD Lacoste facilities date from the ninth to nineteenth centuries, yet they feature a variety of modern amenities. The campus features a library, gallery, dining hall, and housing, as well as teaching studios dedicated to painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and digital imaging. Students interact with visiting artists, take field trips to museum and historic sites in the area, and have an opportunity to exhibit their work at a local vernissage.

Olivia first joined dancker as an intern to explore how her background in Interior Design could develop into a career at a commercial furniture dealer. Regarding the opportunity, she stated “I am beyond excited to spend the two and a half months at SCAD Lacoste as a professor of Interior Design. I treasure my own experience as a SCAD student and I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to impact the current students’ education in the most beautiful and inspiring setting. Having the chance to share what I have learned in my career while simultaneously broadening my world view, deepening my appreciation of design and expanding my network in truly invaluable.”

To learn more about SCAD Lacoste, click here.

For a glimpse at the beauty of this flawlessly preserved medieval town, check out SCAD alum Andrew Taylor’s video from September 2016.