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The Ubyssey: BC Makers’ Lab connects artists and academics for climate advocacy


Multimedia artist and animator Wen Wen Lu explores the role of nature in family lineages. Wen Wen Lu.


Although the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and UBC’s many art galleries are only a fiveminute walk from each other, researchers and artists can seem to be in different worlds entirely. Dr. Leila Harris and artistic director Kendra Fanconi aim to change that. Harris and Fanconi are working to create a collaborative space for BC-based artists and academics to collaborate called the Makers’ Lab, highlighting themes of loss, trauma and climate anxiety.

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Actor Sophia Wolfe interacting with a large plastic puppet. Photo by Donald Lee.

Sophie Wolfe in The Only Animal’s piece Slime Donald Lee / The Only Animal