Julia Kidder (She/her) is a Canadian/Norwegian interdisciplinary artist and communications specialist with a B.A in Sociology (University of Bergen & UC Berkeley) and MSc. of Political Science (University of Amsterdam). Julia sees good storytelling as a driver for social change, and after a decade in communications she has seen her work published in The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, VICE and HoBo Magazine.
Together with Montreal-based arts company Lo Fi Dance Theory, Julia has created panel discussions, installations and performances. Their work has been presented at the Vancouver Art Book Fair, the Toronto Public Library, Cannes, the London International Documentary Film Festival and the Centre for Performance Research (NYC). In 2019 they hosted Yo-Yo Ma and Wapikoni Mobile's “Indigenous Futures in Media” and are currently working with The People's LES in New York City.
Julia has always been passionate about environmental justice, and before working for West Coast, was always a "fan" of their work. Now, she works remotely from her small farm in Ashcroft, B.C (on the territories of the Nlaka'pamux and Secwépemc Nations). Visit her website to learn more.