Jessie Beier is an Edmonton-based teacher, artist, writer, and conjurer of strange pedagogies for uncertain futures. Working at the intersections of speculative philosophy, artistic production, and radical pedagogy, Beier’s research-creation practice explores the potential for visual and sonic ecologies to mobilize a break from orthodox referents and habits of repetition towards more ecological modes of thought. Beier’s current research investigates how education systems produce resources for thinking “the future” in light of the various impasses facing both students and teachers today (including threats of ecological catastrophe, economic instability, and the global rise of fascism) with the aim of fabulating alternative speculations on how pedagogical life might be thought otherwise. Beier is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and Izaak Walton Killam Scholar currently completing her PhD at the University of Alberta, where she also teaches as an undergraduate instructor in the Department of Secondary Education. She is also a contributor to the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory (University of Alberta) and the Speculative Energy Futures Project (Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta). For more information on artistic projects, publications and presentations visit




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