Dawn is an interdisciplinary artist working in social practice with specializations in video and sound art. She has directed participatory media-based projects for over 20 years with works featured at CAFKA, SummerWorks, Nuit Blanche, Stratford Festival, Hot Docs cinema, on national CBC Radio, at many festivals, galleries, academic conferences, plus forests, train stations, fountains, bath houses and alleyways throughout Canada. Through inclusive artistic practices, Dawn seeks to interrupt civic and social spaces with unexpected moments of beauty, curiosity and joy. Her relational interventions hope to offer liberation from everyday suffering and to dismantle barriers between individuals by creating alternative stories that build compassion and kinship. She is currently producing an immersive sound walk called HOW TO DRAW A TREE — coupling individuals in mental health crisis with trees in climate crisis for reciprocal co-creation. You can find more about her work at thiswasnow.com.