“Arts, the Environment and Sustainability in the Near Future”
March 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Hamman Hall (Reception to Follow Talk)
Sponsored by the Department of Visual & Dramatic Arts, Rice School of Architecture, Humanities Research Center, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (CENHS)
BA, Rice University, Architectural Studies and Art History
MFA, California institute of the Arts, Producing and Lighting Design
Garrett is a designer, producer, administrator and educator. He is Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University in Toronto, co-founder of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and resident designer at the Indy Convergence. He is a member of USITT, OISTAT and ADC, and is Associate Curator for the US entry into the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for DanceUSA, the national service organization for professional dance in the US. He has many active projects for which he is serving as a designer and systems consultant, most recently the set and energy capture systems for Vox:Lumen, a full length dance production which premiered at the Harbourfront Centre in March 2015. He designed the video systems of DTAH Architects’ installation for the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Toronto Site and was the designer for the lighting team of Crimson Collective’s Ascension at the 2010 Coachella Music Festival. He received the 2006 LA Weekly Theater Award for his lighting of Permanent Collection, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and lit Song of Extinction (Moving Arts), the 2008 LA Weekly Production of the Year. Garrett has chaired the conferences Sustainability in Theatre and Staging Sustainability, 2014, and served as sustainability coordinator for World Stage Design, 2013. His writing includes the chapters The Carbon Footprint of Theatrical Production, published in Readings in Performance and Ecology, from Palgrave McMilian, and the paper and Theatre is No Place for a Plant in Landing Stages from the Ashden Directory. His essay Art, the Environment, and Sustainability, is one of ten commissioned monographs being released by Americans for the Arts this year looking at the future of the arts in the US.
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