JULY 6, 2022


Sustainability is justice. We are increasingly aware that the environmental impact of our choices is most felt in vulnerable communities. What does it look like to achieve artistic vision without sacrificing planetary, community and individual wellbeing? A discussion on approaches to sustainability in performance design. Yvette Nolan speaks with Ian Garrett and Jensine Emeline.



Ian Garrett is a designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. He is producer for Toasterlab, a mixed reality performance collective and maintains a design practice focused on ecology, accessible technologies and scenography. He is also the director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University.


Jensine is a theatre designer and stage manager from Saskatoon and an alumnus of the U of S drama department. Select credits include: 'With Glowing Hearts', 'Blow Wind' (Dancing Sky Theatre, stage manager), and 'The Revolutionists' (Persephone Theatre), 'With Glowing Hearts' (Dancing Sky Theatre), and 'The Penelopiad' (Ferre Play Theatre, SATAward 2020, costume design). Jensine is endlessly grateful for their mentors and friends, the guidance and support they have been given, and to be able to work in and share their passion for the arts and community in Saskatchewan and beyond.