Michael Gerace is an artist and architect, co-director of Re-Locate, and a proud member of the 77 Crew of whalers in Kivalina.
Jen Marlow co-founded Three Degrees, an interdisciplinary climate justice project, and is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. She has presented on climate justice and worked on educational, film, and advocacy projects in over thirty venues in the United States and abroad (including Norway, China, Ethiopia, and Cambodia). In 2012, the American Society of International Law awarded her a Helton Fellowship in Human Rights to study relocation. She is currently partnering with Our Children’s Trust to support a youth litigation campaign asking courts to protect the atmosphere for present and future generations. Jen graduated from Middlebury College in 2002 with a degree in environmental studies and literature, and earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010. Prior to law school, Jen worked as an editor at Orion magazine and as a writer at Ecotrust. Jen is a member of the Washington State Bar.
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P. Joshua Griffin is a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Washington (Seattle) and a priest associate at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, OR. His multi-sited dissertation considers the experience, ethics, and politics of climate change among scientists, activists, and “frontline” communities. “Griff” is a 2013-2014 UW Arctic Research Fellow, an academic Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, and former Environmental Justice Missioner of the Episcopal Diocese of California. He holds an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School (2009), a Certificate in Religion and Ecology from the Boston Theological Institute, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 with a double major in religion and environmental studies.
Nisan Almog is an urbanist and curator investigates spatial conflicts and cultural regeneration in new towns, urban border zones, and liminal spaces, using critical urban planning and collaborative design methods. Since 2008, he has generated research projects, urban interventions, installations, and participatory public events. Co-founder of Dreamfields Urban Innovators with Alon Schwabe, and a current member of the international artists collective, WochenKlausur. Served as Guest Curator of the 2012 Bat Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, Bat-Yam, Israel. A graduate of the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University, he currently studies at the program in Urban Planning and Environment at the department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University.
Alon Schwabe focuses as an artist on the performative nature of public spaces, modes of intervention, and social-civil organisation. He has presented his work extensively in Israel and has lead several international projects. Alon won first prize at the 2010 Bat Yam Street Theater Festival for his performance ‘For Rent’. He was the guest curator of the 2012 Bat Yam Biennale for Landscape Urbanism. Under the name of Dreamfields Urban Innovators, he creates works with Nisan Almog that seek to create new approaches to transformation and mobilization of cityscapes in contested socio-political situations. A member of the international artist collective WochenKlausr, Alon is also a postgraduate student at the Center for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Claudia Eipeldauer has been a member of the artist group WochenKlausur since 2002. Together with WochenKlausur she established a design-workshop for former drug addicts in Vienna (Austria), a cinema program for migrants in Limerick (Ireland), a structure to provide free home improvements for those in need (Holon, Israel) and many more. In 2010 she served as a guest lectured for an “Art and Social Context” course at Alfred University (USA). She has also worked for various design and theatre groups, for the exhibition department of The House of World Cultures in Berlin (Germany), and as a journalist. Claudia studied at University of Vienna (Austria) and Free University Berlin (Germany). She holds a Master’s in Communication Science.