Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
Director, Sustainability and Environment
Sandra Goldmark is a teacher, designer, and entrepreneur whose work focusses on innovative and sustainable engagement with material culture. She is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Theatre at Barnard College, and has designed sets and costumes for theatres around the country. She also serves as Barnard’s first Director of Sustainability and Environment. Sandra is also the Founder of Fixup (formerly Pop Up Repair), a social enterprise that employs local theatre artists and other makers and technicians to fix household items, re-envisioning repair as a viable and necessary part of a sustainable circular economy. Fixup uses an innovative business structure to create a practical alternative to use-and-discard culture, by making it easy for people to take care of what they have, reduce waste from new manufacturing, and create local jobs. In theatre, campus sustainability, and repair, Sandra’s multi-disciplinary approach focusses on creating innovative solutions, especially about the things we choose to make, buy, use, and discard (both onstage and off), and the way those choices impact our environment and our daily lives. Sandra has a BA in American History and Literature from Harvard College, and an MFA in Design from Yale School of Drama.
Design & Sustainability
In the News
Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions.
Earth Day—Saturday, April 22—is more important than ever this year. As environmental protections are increasingly challenged or reduced, the Barnard community is enhancing sustainability efforts, working to reduce the effects of climate change, and creating scientifically based solutions to address environmental hazards.
Theatre professionals use skills and artistry to make repair a viable alternative to discarding broken items.