David Maggs

David Maggs

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.