Sensorium Lunchtime Seminar Series (Winter 2022): Ian Garrett
The Lunchtime Seminar Series is a weekly event which aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. This casual series will host a variety of scholarly presentations by both York and visiting researchers who want to interface with our community and share their work.
The sessions take place weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lectures will be virtual until it is safe to gather in-person, at which time it will be a hybrid format, with in-person sessions at Sensorium Loft Space (4th Floor CFA, Room M333) and a virtual stream for those who cannot attend in person.
Due to COVID-19, in-person capacity is limited. Please adhere to York’s COVID regulations, including completion of the YU Screen and wearing a mask.
Ian Garrett (Designer / Producer/ Associate Prof. Theatre)
March 30, 2022
Ian Garrett is designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. He is Producer for Toasterlab, a mixed reality performance collective, the director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University, where he is Graduate Program Director for Theatre and Performance Studies. He maintains a design practice focused on ecology, technology and scenography. With Toasterlab’s Mixed Reality Performance Atelier recent work includes a partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille’s Accessibility Labs to develop solutions for ASL interpretation for performance with Augmented Reality; Spectators Odyssey at TO LIve and The Right Way at the Venice Biennalewith with DLT Experience ; Groundworks collaborating artists from Pomo, Wappo, and Ohlone communities; The locative audio project TrailOff with Philadelphia’s Swim Pony; and Transmission (FuturePlay/Edinburgh and Future of Storytelling Festival/New York). He is currently collaborating on the development of interactive e-learning resources for teaching about Eugenics in Southern Ontario. Other Notable projects related to EcoScenography include the set and energy systems for Zata Omm’s Vox:Lumen at the Harbourfront Centre and Crimson Collective’s Ascension, a solar 150’ wide crane at Coachella. With Chantal Bilodeau, he co-directs the Climate Change Theatre Action. His writing includes Arts, the Environment, and Sustainability for Americans for the Arts; The Carbon Footprint of Theatrical Production in Readings in Performance and Ecology, and Theatre is No Place for a Plant in Landing Stages from the Ashden Directory. He serves on the Board of Directors for Associated Designers of Canada, was the Curator for the US for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, and is co-chair for World Stage Design 2022 in Calgary. www.ianpgarrett.com.
More information available at: https://sensorium.ampd.yorku.ca/lunchtime-seminar-series/