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Artist Brigade


Greenhouse was a 2-day paid intensive for a cohort of 100 local artists across disciplines who brought together a diversity of climate experiences. Held outside in small groups at UBC Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse was a place to tend to the growth of ideas and understanding:

What is the art-shaped hole in the climate problem?
What is the work of ‘Reauthoring the World?’
What is the artists’ role in transforming a Culture of Consumerism to a Culture of Stewardship?

After participating in Greenhouse, the cohort of 100 artists had paid opportunities with the Artist Brigade, which brings arts and artists to the heart of the climate crisis. These artists were invited to come on field trips to places where they could experience the climate emergency first hand. They then pitched ideas for artistic projects, some of which were commissioned and produced.


DATE: September 23 & 24, 2021

VENUE: UBC Botanical Gardens

WITH: UBC Botanical Gardens


The Only Animal

Kendra Fanconi


Colin Cooper

Kendra Fanconi

Lisa Goebel

Liam Kearns


Tasha Faye Evans

Kendra Fanconi

Oliver Lane

Corey Matthews

Tara Moreau

Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen

Sherry Yano

Welcome to the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation

Quelemia Stacey Sparrow

Climate Acknowledgement

Larkin Miller


Salishan Catering

Special Thanks to

Colin Cooper for all the Jam

Videography/ Photography

Sophia Dagher

Peter Osnes


Alen Dominguez, Alex Masse, Alyssa Martens, Anaïs Pellin, Carolyn Nakagawa, Cathy Stubington, Chantal Dobles Gering, Charles Douglas, Christian Ching, Cláudio Cruz, Conor Wylie, David Bloom, Derek Chan, Diemm McLennan, Evan Medd, Gilles Cyrenne, Hannah Abbott, Howard Dai, Jackson Wai Chung Tse, Janey Chang, Jenna Masuhara, Jennifer Mascall, Jillian Read, Joanna Liang, Judith Atkinson, Juno Avila-Clark, Kamila Sediego, Kat Savard, Katherine Binns, Kelly McInnes, Kim Richards, Kris Fleerackers, Kyla Hewson, Lara Aysal, Laura Fukumoto, Leah Day, Leanne Dunic, Lisa Baran, M. Simon Levin, Maki Yi, Maria Angélica Guerrero, Matthew Ariaratnam, Meesh QX, Michael Dove, Minah Lee, Mohammed Zaqout, Monica Gewurz, Nita Bowerman, Olivia Etey, Panthea Vatandoost, Paolo Davanzo, Pierre Leichner, Rachel Rozanski, Robyn Jacob, Sammie Gough, Sara Ross, Sarah Higgins, Sarah Ronald, Sepehr Samimi, Shel Neufeld, Shreyasi Das, Sidi Chen, Steve Tornes, Suna Galay, Susan Jessop, Sylvia Grace Borda, Therese Champagne, Thomas Evdokimoff, Thule van den Dam, Trish Malcomess, Wen Wen (Cherry) Lu, Wryly Andherson