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Speculative Energy Futures: Workshop #2, Banff Center for the Arts, June 8-11, 2019

Co-organizer (with Sheena Wilson) of the second national workshop funded by the $75M Canadian First Excellent Research Fund (CFERF) on Future Energy Systems at the University of Alberta. Speculative Energy Future unites artists and health policy workers to explore art/creative research’s potential to foster nuanced discourse around vaccines in a global context. This seven-year project is organized around five workshops with an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, activists, and artists, who, together, will produce two research-based exhibitions of collaborative interdisciplinary projects, a catalogue and edited volume on feminist, artistic, and decolonial responses to climate change and energy transition.

Speculative Energy Futures: Workshop #1, University of Alberta, March 8-11, 2018

Co-organizer (with Sheena Wilson) of the first national workshop funded by the $75M Canadian First Excellent Research Fund (CFERF) on Future Energy Systems at the University of Alberta. Speculative Energy Future unites artists and health policy workers to explore art/creative research’s potential to foster nuanced discourse around vaccines in a global context. This seven-year project is organized around five workshops with an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, activists, and artists, who, together, will produce two research-based exhibitions of collaborative interdisciplinary projects, a catalogue and edited volume on feminist, artistic, and decolonial responses to climate change and energy transition.

Distinguished Visitor Event: Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle Feb 12-16, 2018

Co-organizer (with Chloe Taylor) of a Killam Distinguished Visitor week of events at the University of Alberta. The distinguished visitors gave a public keynote (“Assuming the Ecosexual Position” on Valentines Day), visited classes, met with students and faculty, held a book launch of their new “Guide to Planet Orgasm” (February 13), and did the first Canadian educational screening of their new film Water Makes Us Wet (February 16).