Nina Barroso is a photographer and University of Alberta alumna. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a minor in Art History.
Amanda Boetzkes is Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Guelph. Her writing examines the politics, aesthetics and ecologies of contemporary art through the lens of human waste, energy consumption and expenditure, and most recently, climate crisis and glacier melt in the circumpolar North. She is the author of Plastic Capitalism: Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste (MIT Press, 2019), The Ethics of Earth Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) and editor of Heidegger and the Work of Art History (Ashgate Press, 2014). She has published in the journals South Atlantic Quarterly, E-flux, Postmodern Culture and Afterimage among others. Recent book chapters appear in Climate Realism; The Routledge Handbook of Waste Studies; The Edinburgh Companion for Animal Studies; and Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Politics, Aesthetics, Environments and Epistemologies.
Isabel Brandt is a graduate of the master’s program in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on the relationship between art, property law, and the politics of restitution.
Nicole Chik is close to completing a bachelor’s degree in Art & Design at the University of Alberta.
Lisa Claypool is Associate Professor in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture program at the University of Alberta. She studies the arts of China with a research focus on ways of seeing in the boundary spaces between science, art, and design in modern and contemporary China. She is finishing up a book manuscript about the ways design in early twentieth-century China encourages us to see the natural world. Exhibitions she has curated include China’s Imperial Modern, China Urban, and Quotationalism. She has published in the journals Yishu: The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, positions: east asia cultures critique, and The Journal of Asian Studies, among others.
Kourtney Doucette is a recent graduate of the University of Alberta, Department of Art & Design. She currently lives and works in the arts in Paris, France.
Mariana Espindola is a graduate student at the University of Alberta, Department of Art & Design. She is writing a thesis about Brazilian heavy metal album covers for a master’s degree in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture.
Daniel Fried is Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta; his primary research focus is in medieval Chinese literature and philosophy in comparison with European traditions. He is the author of Dao and Sign in History: Daoist Arche-Semiotics in Ancient and Medieval China (SUNY Press: 2019) and is currently working on a monograph on the origins of Chinese print culture during the Northern Song Dynasty. He is a past president of the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature and the founding chair of the Modern Language Association Forum in Pre-Fourteenth Century Chinese Literature, and is currently serving as co-editor for the new book series, Routledge Studies in Comparative Chinese Literature and Culture.
Joshua Lewis Goldstein is an Associate Professor of Modern Chinese History at University of Southern California working in the areas of discard studies and environmental history with a focus on histories of waste and recycling. He is the author of Remains of the Everyday, A Century of Recycling in Beijing (2020) and Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera (2007).
Kobot Industries Ltd is Edmonton’s small but mighty digital design agency. Specializing in clean, user-centred design, Kobot has worked with clients as diverse as government agencies, lawyers, arts organizations, restaurants, caterers, and non-profit societies.
Han Li is a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, Department of Art & Design. Her primary field of research is craftsmanship and technology in contemporary China.
T. M. Mamos obtained a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Alberta in 2020 with a thesis focusing on contemporary literature from Taiwan. They are spending their time in the Anthropocene attempting to inspire revolutionary consciousness in others to various degrees of efficacy.
Diana Ohiozebau is a practicing visual artist based in Edmonton. She is currently a student in the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Alberta.
Yoyo Siu recently finished a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta with a double major in English and Art & Design.
Ziwei Cynthia Wang is a recent graduate of the University of Alberta. She completed a double major in Art & Design and Human Geography.
Thomas Weir is a practicing artist. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2020.
Yiwen Joyce Zhou graduated from the University of Alberta with a master’s degree in Visual Communication Design. She is mainly interested in printed media and typography, and also works on illustration and branding.
Yuzhi Zhou is a graduate student at the University of Alberta, Department of East Asian Studies. She is researching the historiography of Japanese Buddhist art during the early twentieth century.