Ian Garrett

Director, Producer, Writer

Ian Garrett is a designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. He is the director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University, where he is Graduate Program Director for Theatre and Performance Studies. He is also producer for Toasterlab, a mixed reality performance collective. He maintains a design practice focused on ecology, accessible technologies, and scenography. He is a graduate of Rice University and CalArts.

As a national speaker, Perkins’ repertoire spans filmmaking to prison reform and human rights. Her work has connected media, activism and healing through programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project — which trained justice impacted youth and system involved men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation. A recipient of Evident Change’s Media for a Just Society Award, Perkins’ work provides a catalyst for learning and advocacy for some of our nation’s most misunderstood and overlooked issues. Perkins received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches film and communications at College of San Mateo, Skyline College, and Saint Mary’s College of California.