Julia Kidder (she/her/hers) 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 will join UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) in the fall of 2021 to begin her PhD research in Coastal Adaptation & Indigenous Governance (as part of the PICS Living With Water Project.)
Julia sees good storytelling as a driver for positive social change, and after a decade in arts communications she has seen her work published in The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, VICE and HoBo Magazine. Together with Lo Fi Dance Theory, Julia has created films, 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).
Julia has always been passionate about environmental justice, and is grateful to work alongside West Coast for everything they do to advance climate action, marine protections and Indigenous law. Now, she works remotely from her family's small farm in Ashcroft, B.C (on the unceded territories of the Nlaka'pamux and Secwépemc Nations). Visit her website to learn more.