I am a designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. I am the co-founder and director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), a think tank for sustainability in the arts and culture, and an Assistant Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University in Toronto. I am the resident designer for the Indy Convergence, an annual artistic open-space in Indianapolis, and serve as a trustee for DanceUSA, the national service organization for dance in the US.
I maintain a design practice focused on live performance and installation which covers lighting, media and scenic design. I've designed over 100 shows and was part of the lighting team for the Crimson Collective’s Ascension, a 150’ wide, origami-style crane sculpture at the 2010 Coachella Music Festival.
As partner, and the "G", in MPG Interactive, I have toured MicePaceMaze with Dave Mickey and David Peterson, an invisible sonic maze system using optical tracking technology, which received three Editor's Choice awards at Maker Faire.
I write, speak and research sustainability in the arts. In 2013 I served as sustainability programme coordinator for World Stage Design in Cardiff, Wales and led the selection committee for the temporary sustainable theatre project built for that event, the Willow Theatre.
Name: Ian Garrett
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Company: York University, The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Indy Convergence
Occupation: Lighting Designer, Transmedia Producer, Content Creator, Producer, Marketing/pr, Production Designer and Theatrical Producer
California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)
Rice University (Houston, TX)