Our Team

cSPACE King Edward is led by a small team of dedicated enablers, conveners, animators and collaborators.

Our staff manages a complex facility while underpinning the collaboration, collisions, risk-taking, and community building that helps drive innovation.

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Deeter Schurig


With a passion for realizing the potential of people, Deeter’s background and experience have merged at the intersection between cultural practices and the built environment – in designing, developing and managing space for creative communities to thrive. With training in architecture and more than 15 years experience in scenographic design, a holistic approach to development is applied by considering urban and architecture scales, engaging with communities, and towards supporting creative practices that are expressed and employed within cities and buildings themselves. Through this creative placemaking approach, an emerging role is being pursued towards building vibrant and resilient communities that make a considered approach towards a more sustainable future.


Karilynn Thompson


Karilynn is an administrative professional with a passion for arts and heritage spaces, and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in Drawing. Growing from an artistic practice in animation, she discovered a passion for film, media, and film festivals. Past tenures in the non-profit media arts include Quickdraw Animation Society and the GIRAF Animation Festival, Calgary Underground and Calgary International Film Festivals, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Notable past projects include instigating and executing the GIRAF Animation Festival’s Animated City Project, which projected giant animations onto buildings in Calgary’s core.

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