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Lucas LaRochelle

Lucas LaRochelle is a multidisciplinary designer and researcher examining queerness, technology and architecture. Their practice spans graphic design, digital media, costume design and wearable technology – employing these mediums as a means of examining and manipulating the interactions between the (queer) body, technology and cyber/physical space. They are invested in using their work as a tool to both critique contemporary culture and explore tangible alternatives. A firm believer in the necessity of imagining utopia, their practice contends with the problems of the ‘here and now’ as a means of engaging with the future imaginary. They received a certificate in Co-Design from the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in 2016, and are currently completing their BFA in Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University. Their project Queering The Map, received an Honorary Mention for the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica, and was longlisted for the Lumen Prize for Digital Art and the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. They have given talks and workshops in Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, London and Lima, and their work has been exhibited in Montreal, Boston, Amsterdam, Utrecht, London and Linz. Their work and writing has been published in Échelles, Perfect Strangers, Revistas UNAM, Accent, and ROM.