Time Travellers’ Culture Jam: Imagining Art of the Future
Born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Char Loro is a creative producer, curator and master of ceremonies for live music and street dance events, immersive art experiences, and video/photo production. She is very passionate about bringing people together to activate urban public spaces and creating accessible platforms for street dancers and music artists to share their artistry with the general public. Char founded Shape Shifter Studio - creative production company that collaborates with artists of various mediums; transforming spaces, curating and designing live performances and interactive events, as well as producing creative dance videos. Over the last 3 years, Char has been producing the '4 Elements of Hip Hop' event part of Vancouver Mural Festival, and has partnered with various organizations such as Vancouver Street Dance Festival, Public Disco, Vancouver Civic Theatres, City of Vancouver, the Museum of Anthropology UBC, and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. As a community builder, Char aims to create as many opportunities possible for womxn, people of diversity + spectrum, and artists of street dance, street art and urban music - to be seen, heard and given equal access to thrive and grow.
Savannah Erasmus is an amazing plus brilliant Indigenous comedian from the Kikino Metis Settlement in Northern Alberta.
She is a co-producer of the comedy + poetry show Millennial Line in Mount Pleasant. The show features diverse and queer forward lineups of local emerging artists. Her comedy has landed her on podcasts and APTN!
She is currently the volunteer coordinator for the Vancouver Mural Festival, where she combines her love of spreadsheets and community building.
One day, she hopes to combine her love of storytelling and art, into a long lasting career in media and journalism.
Facilitators / Vancouver Design Nerds
Jesi Carson is a design researcher and interaction designer specializing in community engagement and creative facilitation. As a Project Lead for the Vancouver Design Nerds Society, she has collaborated on various Design Nerd Jams and projects including the award winning Vancouver Bubble, an urban intervention and experiment in reclaiming the Right to the City. Jesi is also the Lead Designer and Communities Coordinator for Participedia.net, an open source, open edit platform for sharing knowledge and stories about public participation and democratic innovations.
In the education department, Jesi holds a Diploma of Display Design from Langara College (honours, 2005), as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Interaction Design (2013) and Master's Degree in Design (2018) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.