Category Archives: Current Projects

From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, Speculative Futures

This exhibition was scheduled to open at Museum London in May, 2021. Postponed due to the pandemic, it is now scheduled for 2022. Curated by Kirsty Robertson and Sarah E.K. Smith In 1968, futurist, systems theorist, and architect R. Buckminster

From Remote Stars: Buckminster Fuller, London, Speculative Futures

This exhibition was scheduled to open at Museum London in May, 2021. Postponed due to the pandemic, it is now scheduled for 2022. Curated by Kirsty Robertson and Sarah E.K. Smith In 1968, futurist, systems theorist, and architect R. Buckminster

A comprehensive investigation of industrial plastic pellets on beaches across the Laurentian Great Lakes and the factors governing their distribution

In 2018-19, the Synthetic Collective sampled from 66 beaches on the shores of the Laurentian Great Lakes. We collected 12,595 industrial plastic pellets from 66 10x1m sq quadrats. Also known as nurdles or “mermaids’ tears,” pellets are the feedstock of

A comprehensive investigation of industrial plastic pellets on beaches across the Laurentian Great Lakes and the factors governing their distribution

In 2018-19, the Synthetic Collective sampled from 66 beaches on the shores of the Laurentian Great Lakes. We collected 12,595 industrial plastic pellets from 66 10x1m sq quadrats. Also known as nurdles or “mermaids’ tears,” pellets are the feedstock of

The Museum of Future Fossils

The Museum of Future Fossils is an ongoing, large scale project, comprising pedagogy and course work, a speculative exhibition, workshops, and a catalogue for a non-existent exhibition. For more, please visit the MFFF site here. Image: still from Fatberg film,

The Museum of Future Fossils

The Museum of Future Fossils is an ongoing, large scale project, comprising pedagogy and course work, a speculative exhibition, workshops, and a catalogue for a non-existent exhibition. For more, please visit the MFFF site here. Image: still from Fatberg film,

Microplastics Workshop

My first public workshop (hopefully the first of many). Read a blog post about it on the Green Stratford blog.

Microplastics Workshop

My first public workshop (hopefully the first of many). Read a blog post about it on the Green Stratford blog.

Understanding Plastics Pollution: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Forensic Methodology

image: sampling for micro-plastics at Lake Huron, Great Lakes Plastics Pollution Think Tank, summer 2016 This is a SSHRC-funded project, of which I am a co-applicant. Other members are Kelly Jazvac (PI), Kelly Wood (co-applicant), Patricia Corcoran (co-applicant), Heather Davis

Understanding Plastics Pollution: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Forensic Methodology

image: sampling for micro-plastics at Lake Huron, Great Lakes Plastics Pollution Think Tank, summer 2016 This is a SSHRC-funded project, of which I am a co-applicant. Other members are Kelly Jazvac (PI), Kelly Wood (co-applicant), Patricia Corcoran (co-applicant), Heather Davis

Pop Ups, Alternatives, Fictive-, Anti-, and Micro-museums: Exploring the Edges of Museology

image: Old Geo in the kitchen of Old Geo’s Antiques, Saskatchewan, photo by Kirsty Robertson This SSHRC-funded project examines “museums” and collections that are open to the public, but that fall well outside of the ICOM definition of a traditional

Pop Ups, Alternatives, Fictive-, Anti-, and Micro-museums: Exploring the Edges of Museology

image: Old Geo in the kitchen of Old Geo’s Antiques, Saskatchewan, photo by Kirsty Robertson This SSHRC-funded project examines “museums” and collections that are open to the public, but that fall well outside of the ICOM definition of a traditional