Adriene Jenik

Adriene Jenik is an artist and educator who resides in the desert. Following 3 decades of pioneering media work, she has re-centered her practice to address climate disruption. Recent projects include immersive learning experiments and public “climate future” reading/performances with her ECOtarot deck. At ASU, she serves as Professor of Intermedia, affiliate faculty in the … Read more Adriene Jenik

Andrew Freiband

Andrew Freiband is an artist, filmmaker, and teacher, and is the founder and director of the Artists’ Literacies Institute, an experiment in arts education that helps artists reframe their artistic practice as research, and then connects them to new possibilities for artists’ engagement in social, ecological, political, and economic systems. https://theccd.org/profile/andrew-frieband/  

Ashley Sparks

Southern Theater Director. I make site-specific participatory events that may involve line dancing, community singing, or ice cream sandwiches for all. Arts-Based Facilitation. Supporting coalitions to develop collective visions. Consulting. Collaborating to create functional teams and the Natural Resources Defense Council on national projects. Curation. Guiding the Network for Energy Water and Health in Affordable … Read more Ashley Sparks

Betsy Wilkening

Betsy use her previous professional engineering and classroom teaching experience to provide educational programs with AZ Project WET to K-12 teachers and students. As a classroom teacher Betsy participated in climate research in the Arctic through the PolarTREC program and is on the council of Polar Educators International which promotes polar education and research to … Read more Betsy Wilkening

Dara Silverman

Dara is a Bay Area playwright and the Artistic Director of Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre. Her work often collides disparate subjects to draw out connections, complexity, absurdity and pathos. Her plays have been finalists for the Jewish Plays Project, The Growing Stages and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and have been published … Read more Dara Silverman

Eliana Dunlap

Ellana has been an artist all her life. She studied at the New England Center for Circus Arts and l’École de Cirque de Québec. She has worked professionally as a circus artist since 2016 and is currently working towards a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Sustainability, minoring in communications and creative writing, through Southern New … Read more Eliana Dunlap

Ellen McMahon

Ellen is a Professor in the School of Art and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Throughout her career she has utilized a range of media to investigate the relationship between visual art, daily life, and social and environmental issues. Fueled by her conviction … Read more Ellen McMahon

Em Piro

Em has been called a change agent, disruptor, artist, counsellor, sparkplug, and community architect. Her practice is in performance, urbanism, futurism, and environmental economics. Em is rooted in Seattle and St Louis, with tendrils in Toronto, Denver, and on the road. She has arted and ideated across Turtle Island (US/Canada), South America, Europe/Scandinavia, UK and … Read more Em Piro

Emily Lyon

Emily is an award-winning Brooklyn-based director and story editor. She has directed & developed 8 world premieres, and worked with Shakespeare in the Park, The Old Globe, HVSF, and The RSC. As Literary Manager of BEDLAM, she created MadLAB: A Reading for Directors which benefited 35 artists, and was dramaturg for Kate Hamill’s Sense & … Read more Emily Lyon

Josh Schachter

An educator, visual storyteller and social ecologist. 20 yrs facilitating community-based media projects across the globe. The founder/director of CommunityShare, a nonprofit education initiative that is re-imagining the relationship between schools and communities. http://www.joshphotos.com

Kimi Eisele

Kimi is a multidisciplinary artist & the author of The Lightest Object in the Universe, a novel about loss & adaptation in a post-apocalyptic America. Her site-specific dance/theater works have celebrated the saguaro cactus, sky island forests, endangered species, water, urban revitalization & food systems. She also makes public art, papercuttings & shadow puppet theater. … Read more Kimi Eisele

Krissie Marty

Working in the mediums of dialogue, participation, and collaboration, Krissie Marty creates dances with people who aren’t traditionally considered dancers. Currently Associate Artistic Director & Community Collaborations Director of Forklift Danceworks, she co-directed My Park, My Pool, My City and has created work for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Stratford Circus (London), Chateau … Read more Krissie Marty