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David Maggs

David Maggs

Pianist, sustainability theorist, author

About this Speaker

David Maggs carries on an active career as both artist and academic. As an artist, he continues to perform as a pianist, has written several works for the stage, regularly collaborates on interdisciplinary art projects, and serves as the artistic director of Gros Morne Summer Music, a four-month interdisciplinary arts festival in Eastern Canada. In 2015, he is launching Liminus, a summer gathering of some fifty interdisciplinary change scholars dedicated to the intersections between the arts, sustainability, technology, health, and the natural world. As an academic, he focuses on forging a more robust engagement between the arts and sustainability. His doctoral thesis “Artists of the Floating World: Art-sustainability Relations in the Late Days of Modernity” helped form the basis of Sustainability in the Imaginary World, a three-year multidisciplinary sustainability research initiative. David is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability.

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