A Chat with Stella

Q: Can you please introduce yourself?

My name is Stella and I’m the exhibit designer and co-curator of the art for Footsteps through 12, the visual exhibit that accompanies 12. I live in Ottawa and am in my last year of highschool.

Q: What does being in 12 mean to you?

I’m passionate about theatre and collaborative projects so it’s been such a pleasure to join 12. I love the opportunity to display pieces by the 12 artists that address their research, interactions and emotions surrounding the climate crisis.

Q: What’s your favorite part of the natural world? Why?

I love large bodies of water, specifically when I’m scuba diving. Being that far down allows me to truly disconnect from everything on the surface. Watching animals live in their natural habitat reminds me why we’re fighting for such precious resources.

Q: What’s one of your specific Climate Change worries?

I worry about water, specifically how certain communities may lose access to clean, reliable water sources. Water is a human right. My hope is that we stand together to reassess the ways we live that further exacerbate water scarcity.

Q: What’s a question you’d like to ask anyone you could about Climate Change?

I’d like to ask the leaders of corporations who contribute the most to emissions and waste: is this the world you’d like to leave your grandchildren?

Q: When the audience leaves 12, you hope they will–

Feel inspired and educated. I hope that through the influence of youth, they feel a renewed sense of agency to address the crisis.

Q: What’s your favorite word?