A performance work exploring Sumatra's colonial ecologies.
Angela YT Chan
Angela YT Chan's research-led practice centres the colonial history of climate change and climate justice through art and curatorial projects. Often describing her work as aiming to 'deconstruct the criteria for expertise for climate change issues', for Ecological Thinking Chan will mobilise activist-researcher Arjun Appadurai's concept of the 'right to research', a call to share the means and methods of research with stakeholders beyond the academy.
Angela YT Chan is an independent researcher, curator and artist. Her work reconfigures power in relation to the inequity of climate change, through self-archiving, rethinking geographies and speculative fiction. Her recent research-art commissions span climate framings, water scarcity and conflict, and has held residencies with Arts Catalyst, FACT/Jerwood Arts’ Digital Fellowship and Sonic Acts’ environmental research residency. Since 2014, Angela has produced curatorial projects and workshops as Worm: art + ecology, collaborating with artists, activists and youth groups. She co-founded the London Chinese Science Fiction Group and co-directs the London Science Fiction Research Community. Angela is also a research consultant, having worked in international climate and cultural policy and on climate and sustainability projects for major cultural institutions. Angela holds a joint honours undergraduate in History of Art and Scandinavian Studies with Norwegian (UCL) and an MA in Climate Change: History, Culture, Society (KCL).