Plants, People and Projects
Natasha Myers, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University Affective Ecologies & Involutionary Momentum | Sensing Botanical Sensoria | Edenic Apocalypse meets Gardens Against Eden | Photosynthesis | Becoming Sensor in a Black Oak Savannah
Energy Working Group, York University Biofuels | Photosynthesis | Waste Energy Recycling | Low frequency radiation | Uranium Mining | Forest biomass
Dr. Astrid Schrader, Exeter University, UK (2012-2013) Marine microorganisms | Harmful algal blooms | Temporality & Responsivity
Dr. Carla Hustak, University of Toronto, (2010-2012) Plant encounters | Affective Ecologies | Involutionary Momentum
Duygu Kasdogan, PhD (2017), Science and Technology Studies Dissertation: “Potentiating Algae, Modernizing Bioeconomics: Algal Biofuels, Bioenergy Economies, and Built Ecologies in the United States and Turkey”
Kelly Ladd, PhD Candidate, Science and Technology Studies Sensory anthropology | Energetic toxicities | Sensitives | Low frequency radiation
Jessica Caporusso, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology Political ecologies of sugar cane | Residues & Discards | Sensory anthropology
Stephanie Creighton, PhD Student, Anthropology Waste heat recycling | Anthropology of Energy | Future-making Practices
Amanda White, PhD Student, Queen’s University Plant Art | Sculpture & Installation
Dr. Jon Johnson, Health and Society, York University, Urban Indigeneity | Indigenous land-based storytelling traditions |  Indigenous environmental history
Colin Sutherland, PhD Student, Geography, York University Fire Ecologies | National Parks | Disturbed Landscapes
Nicole Clouston, PhD Student, Sculpture, York University Sculptures of the Ineffable | Bioart | The Microbial Sublime
Ayelen Liberona, Dancer & Filmmaker Becoming Sensor in a Black Oak Savannah | Experiments in Dance and Moving Image
Laura Sniderman, Youth Facilitator and Educator Mindful Ecology Youth Program in High Park | Yoga, Meditation, and Dance
Graham Teeple, Curator and Gardener Grow Op | Garden History | Gardening
Dr. Janet Janzen, Queen’s University History of Plants in Film | German Studies
Heather Cruickshank, MA, Department of Anthropology (2010-2011) Carnivorous plants | Vermaculture
Andrew Schuldt, MA, Department of Anthropology (2010-2011) Honey crisp apples | The electric grid
Dorion Sagan, Independent Scholar A philosophical herbarium of impossible flowers (in collaboration with Myers)
Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op An annual exhibition that “celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, gardens, art, and place-making.”
Public Studio Public Studio is the collective art practice Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky. They produce large-scale public art works, films, installations, exhibitions and socially engaged projects. Their work has garnered awards and have been exhibited internationally including the MOMA, The Berlin International Film Festival, The Venice Biennale, and the MoCCA.
Sha Xin Wei, Synthesis Center, Arizona State University; Topological Media Lab, Concordia University Vegetal Studies; Plant Life Support Systems (with Morgan Sutherland & Laura Boyd-Clowes)
Kristi Onzik, PhD Student, UC Davis Plant Neurobiology & Plant Bioacoustics | Ecologies of Practices | Cosmopolitics
Charis Boke, PhD Candidate, Cornell University Anthropology | Medical herbalism | Plant knowledge