Nicole Schafenacker is an artist, activist and interdisciplinary arts researcher. She holds a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies (UNBC) and a BA in Drama (UofA). In 2018 she spent six months living in Bodø, Norway and began to focus her research interdisciplinary approaches to climate change in northern regions. Her most recent project is Ecologies of Intimacy, an immersive art installation prompting dialogue on health, social justice and personal relationships to land in northern geographies. Her interdisciplinary artwork has been presented in Canada, the US, and Norway.
By Karen O'Brien, Ann El Khoury, Jordan Rosenfeld, Nicole Schafenacker, Resilience.org
Stories play a powerful role in transmitting personal and collective experiences. They allow us to “feel” climate change in ways that can move us emotionally and open our imagination to new possibilities. They raise our awareness not only to what is happening in the world, but to how it may be experienced by others, both now and in the future.