Julia Kidder (She/her) is a Canadian/Norwegian interdisciplinary artist with a B.A (Sociology & Poverty Studies) from the University of Bergen & UC Berkeley, and her MSc. in Political Science (Conflict Resolution & Governance) from the University of Amsterdam.
Julia believes that intersectional and collaborative approaches are essential for coming up with effective solutions to climate change and environmental racism. She also sees good storytelling as having the power to mobilize, change dominant narratives, and to act as a driver for social change.
Alongside her work at West Coast, Julia develops panel discussions, installations, films and performances with Lo Fi Dance Theory; most recently hosting “Indigenous Futures in Media” with Yo-Yo Ma and Wapikoni Mobile. She has also campaigned for Indigenous-led coalitions to stop harmful pipeline and tanker projects (Kwe'kwe'cnewtxw) and created films like Move Freely.
After a decade in communications, her work has been published in The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, VICE and HoBo Magazine. She has presented at the Vancouver Art Book Fair, Cannes, the London International Documentary Film Festival and the Centre for Performance Research (NYC).
Julia currently 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.