Dr. Randy Lee Cutler, associate professor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
As an educator, writer and artist, Randy Lee Cutler investigates the emergence of new cultural forms through an exploration of the intersections of gender, art, science and technology. She has a PhD in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art, UK where she examined the subversion of the sciences in the surrealist enterprise. She contributes essays to journals, catalogues and art magazines. Open Wide: An Abecedarium for the Great Digestive System, her ebook on digestion as a metaphor for experience was launched on itunes in March 2014. Through installations, photographs, printed matter, collage and performance, her artwork takes up materiality as its primary frame and reference. Randy has performed and shown work at numerous venues including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Contemporary Art Gallery, VIVO, Artspeak and Access Gallery in Vancouver as well as at Tate Modern (Turbine Hall) for the Western Front, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Visualeyz Performance Art Festival for Latitude 53 (Edmonton), and 7a*11d Performance Art Festival (Toronto). Her videos have screened nationally and internationally. blogs.eciad.ca/rcutler
Ingrid Koenig, associate professor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Ingrid Koenig’s studio practice traverses a field of engagements with theoretical physics through visual art, collaborations and relational events – to investigate how the narrative of science enters the human story and becomes materially transformed through art. Koenig is Artist in Residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, co-organizing processes of collaboration between artists and physicists. In her studio she employs strategies of substitution, performative scientific modeling, and the process of drawing to consider the relationships between quantum physics and human experience. Koenig earned her MFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. She has exhibited her work in public galleries across Canada, in Europe and New Zealand. Recent publications include the book RAW DATA – Artistic Transformation co-written with Berlin collaborators, and an article on her partnership with a physics lab in MIT’s journal Leonardo. Her pedagogical designs involve courses that intersect science, humanities and visual art. ingridkoenig.ca
Elvira Hufschmid, independent artist – LOoW core research team
Elvira Hufschmid is a Vancouver-Berlin based visual artist, curator and author in the field of Processes of Artistic Transformation, Collaborative Art and Temporary Art Spaces. She is sessional faculty at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada, and is collaborating with Ingrid Koenig, Randy Lee Cutler and Margit Schild on a SSHRCC Insight Grant Art & Physics project at Emily Carr University. Elvira was Artist in Residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, Vancouver (2011-2014), and co-curated the Goethe Satellite@Vancouver RAW DATA. Artistic Transformation project (2012).
Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across Germany, Switzerland, France, the US and Canada, and she has been active within the Independent-Project-Spaces-Community in Berlin, Germany. As a member of the Arts Collective Initiative Temporary Art Spaces e.V. Berlin, she co-edited the publication Kunstraum AVUS, released by E.A. Seemann Verlag Leipzig in 2013. She is a co-author of the book Artistic Transformations. Models of a Collective Production of Art and the Dialogue between the Arts, released by the Reimer Verlag Berlin in 2010 (in German). Elvira was a Guest Professor for “Artistic Transformation Processes“ at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) in a team of eleven artists and academics (2007-2009). She holds a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, US (2002). www.elvira-hufschmid.de
Dr. Margit Schild, Independent artist – LOoW core research team
Margit Schild is a Berlin-based conceptual artist, curator, filmmaker and author in the field of Processes of Artistic Transformation, Collaborative Art and Urban Research. She holds a lectureship at the Berlin Center for Advanced Studies in Arts and Science at the University of the Arts and is currently collaborating with Ingrid Koenig, Randy Lee Cutler and Elvira Hufschmid on a SSHRCC Insight Grant project at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Margit was artist in residence at TRIUMF,Canada’s particle accelerator centre, Vancouver (2011-2014) and co-curated the Goethe Satellite@Vancouver RAW DATA. Artistic Transformations project (2012), funded by Goethe Institute. She is a co-author of Artistic Transformations: Models of a Collective Production of Art and the Dialogue between the Arts, released by the Reimer Verlag Berlin in 2010 (in German). Her most recent project is the 2015 documentary film Drifting: Flight and Migration which brings together individuals with refugee or migration fates through a process of artistic exchange.
Margit has taught at many universities, recently as Visiting Artist at Emily Carr University of Art & Design (ECU) in Vancouver, Canada (2010 – 2011). She was guest Professor for “Artistic Transformation Processes“ at the Berlin University of the Arts in a team of eleven artists and academics (2007-2009). She holds a PhD in engineering science and received her diploma in Landscape Architecture and Open Space Planning (1993) at the Leibniz University, Hanover, Germany in the Department for Architecture and Landscape. www.less-art.de
Dr. Jonathan A. Bagger, Director TRIUMF
Bagger’s research centers on high-energy physics at the interface of theory and experiment. Together with Julius Wess, he is the author of the monograph Supersymmetry and Supergravity. Dr. Bagger has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study. He served as chair of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee, as vice chair of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, and as a member of the U.S. National Research Council’s Board on Physics and Astronomy. He has served on the Fermilab Board of Overseers, the SLAC Scientific Policy Committee, the Space Telescope Institute Council, and the Board of Directors of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. www.triumf.ca/leadership-team
Dr. Ursula Brandstäetter, President, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität
Ursula Brandstätter is currently President of the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (music, dance and theater) in Linz, Austria. Previously she was a professor of music education at the University of Fine Arts Berlin (Universität der Künste). She has worked as a lecturer at conservatories and music academies in Austria and Germany as well as a cultural educator in Museums of Modern Art in Vienna. Ursula studied piano, music education musicology and French. She has a PhD from the University of Fine Arts Berlin, Germany and a Masters of Advanced Studies in Organisational Development from the University of Klagenfurt, Vienna, Austria.
Her many book publications include Musik im Spiegel der Sprache (Stuttgart 1990), Bildende Kunst und Musik im Dialog (Augsburg 2004, 3rd edition 2014); Grundfragen der Ästhetik. Bild – Musik – Sprache – Körper (Köln 2008, 2nd edition 2011), Erkenntnis durch Kunst. Theorie und Praxis der Ästhetischen Transformation (Köln 2013). She has also edited several publications: Ursula Brandstätter, Martin Losert, Christoph Richter, Andrea Welte (Ed.): Darstellen und Mitteilen. Ein Handbuch der Musikalischen Interpretation (Mainz 2010); Ursula Brandstätter, Ana Dimke, Ulrike Hentschel (Ed.): Szenenwechsel (3). Vermittlung von Bildender Kunst, Musik und Theater (Berlin 2010). www.bruckneruni.at | www.bruckneruni.at/Universitaet/Leitung/Rektorat
Dr. Chris Jones, Director of Graduate Studies, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Chris’s research interests extend from the histories of the image as an aesthetic and political discourse. He writes and lectures on the concept of methodology in art as a step toward a non-disciplinary epistemology that recognizes art knowledge. Chris’s art practice is rooted in photography. Addressing the medium as a primary form of technical image-making, he explores its inherent questions about time and space by composing performative lectures that guide audiences through a sequence of “deep-res” pictures. Vignettes of video, music, and spoken word are combined in a narrative form that appeals to poem, essay, and film. His work has been exhibited internationally. www.connect.ecuad.ca/people/profile/14315
Dr. Reiner Kruecken, Deputy Director, TRIUMF
Reiner Kruecken was appointed Deputy Director of TRIUMF in August 2015 after serving as Head of the Science Division since joining TRIUMF in February 2011. Dr. Kruecken also holds an appointment as Professor of Physics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Before joining TRIUMF and UBC he held the chair (C4) for Experimental Physics of Hadrons and Nuclei at the Technical University Munich, Germany. Kruecken received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Cologne in 1995. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he moved to Yale University in 1997 where he was an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department and the A.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory until he moved to Munich in 2002.
Kruecken is an expert in gamma-ray and particle spectroscopy of exotic nuclei using radioactive decays and nuclear reactions. He has carried out internationally highly recognized research at world leading rare isotope beam facilities such as TRIUMF, GSI Darmstadt, ISOLDE/CERN, and RIBF/RIKEN. He also has conducted research in heavy-ion collisions and applications of nuclear physics methods to radiation biology and medicine. His current research interests are in the area of the structure of exotic nuclei and neutron matter with an emphasis on the shell evolution of exotic nuclei, neutron skins, and the synthesis of the heavy element in the astrophysical r-process.
Kruecken has been a member of numerous international review panels, advisory committees, and editorial boards. He is currently a member of the C12 commission of IUPAP, the Scientific Council of GANIL, the JINA-CEE International Advisory Committee, as well as advisory boards for the Academy of Finland and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is chair of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the Canadian Association of Physicists and the Program Advisory Committee for the Helmholtz International Center for FAIR and recently served on the U.S. NSAC Long Range Plan Writing Group. www.triumf.ca/leadership-team
Lisa Lambert, Head, Strategic Communications TRIUMF
An experienced science communicator, Ms. Lisa Lambert joined TRIUMF in July 2015 and is responsible for the laboratory’s corporate communications, public engagement, and outreach portfolios. Before TRIUMF, Lambert served as Manager, External Relations & Public Affairs at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics where she advanced a broad range of strategic communications, interactions, and partnerships nationally and internationally. Prior to this, Lambert gained experience in both communications and research capacities, including a role with the Council of Canadian Academies supporting independent, evidence-based expert studies to inform the development of public policy. Lambert holds an Hon. B.Sc. (Spec. Psych.) from Western University and is an alumna of the Science North/Laurentian University joint graduate program in science communication, the Banff Centre’s science communication residency program, and Seth Godin’s altMBA leadership and management workshop. Lambert was selected as one of 250 emerging leaders across Canada to be a member of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference 2015. www.triumf.ca/leadership-team
Dr. Timothy Meyer, Chief Operating Officer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Timothy Meyer is Fermilab’s chief operating officer. He came to the laboratory in 2014 after seven years as head of strategic planning and communication at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. Prior to his time there, Meyer served as an expert in science and public policy at the U.S. National Academies in Washington, D.C., as a senior program officer at the Board on Physics and Astronomy. He earned his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from Stanford University. www.fnal.gov/pub/about/timothy-meyer.html