Are you concerned about climate change and its impact on both your community and all life on the planet?

Do you enjoy speculative fiction and/or science fiction?

Are you interested in working towards social and environmental change?

Inspired by the work of adrienne marie brown, Walidah Imarisha, and Donna Haraway, Dreaming Climate Consciousness is a facilitated, six-day workshop, held both online and in-person, where participants work in creative collaboration to build science fiction worlds and narratives that exist in dialogue with conversations about the unfolding realities of our climate emergency.

If you enjoy speculative/science fiction, like building community connections, and are interested in dreaming of new, just worlds through imaginative frameworks, definitely consider applying for the next round.

No writing or artistic experience is necessary!

Evan Medd (he/they) is a dramaturg, producer, performer, facilitator, and puppeteer who works across Turtle Island, primarily based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary on Treaty 7 territory, but who also sometimes works on Treaty 6 territory in amiskwaciywaskahikan/Edmonton, and out east in Prince Edward Island on Mi’kmaq territory.

Evan’s practice primarily focuses on dramaturgical strategizing of process design, mostly in collaboration with younger artists, community engaged art that intersects with environmental issues, and collaborative new play development and production with the Alberta-based Major Matt Mason Collective, for which they are a Co-Artistic Producer. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Performance Creation program, Evan is passionate about how dramaturgical practice can help artists discover themselves more deeply within the pursuit of artistic excellence, and how interdisciplinary performance practices can meaningfully engage communities in environmental and climate focused dialogues.

Evan spends his summers working in PEI at The River Clyde Pageant, a creative, community integrated outdoor spectacle that celebrates a social ecology while drawing attention to the impact of climate change on PEI’s waterways and ecosystems, and is currently researching and developing a similar project on the Bow River through Mudfoot Theatre with his collaborator Geneviève Pare, currently titled the Bow River Boat Pageant.

Evan has also spearheaded and facilitates an initiative called Dreaming Climate Consciousness, a collaborative process where participants work together to imagine eco-conscious futures through the lens of speculative/science fiction. Evan is passionate about utilizing creative practice as a means to stimulate both imagination and artistry while interrogating and examining the tensions that define our world.

Evan would like to thank the International Centre of Art for Social Change’s FUTURES/forward Mentorship Program for supporting them in building the DCC pilot project.

Also, Evan has endless gratitude for Dr. David Diamond, without whom this initiative would not exist.

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