I'm Maya Adams, a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for exploring the effects of climate change on human experiences, particularly in the areas of climate justice, liminality, and futures thinking. I use my Ugandan-American heritage to create works that delve into the complexities of race and the environment, spirituality, ecological grief, and pathways to equitable futures.
My creative work spans a wide range of mediums, including painting, film, photography, illustration, sculpture, and poetry. My pieces have been featured internationally in exhibitions at the Oxford Natural History Museum, Le 6b Paris, NYU Abu Dhabi Gallery Space, The Oxford Society for Art and Ecology's Flute and Bow, and the Tate Modern.
I have a Master's degree in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications with a minor in Environmental Studies from NYU Abu Dhabi. Currently, I'm pursuing a course in Futures Studies and Speculative Design at Parsons School of Design to deepen my understanding of how to combine creative communication, climate science, and future thinking.
In addition to my academic and artistic pursuits, I'm also a trained Climate Cafe facilitator with experience in knowledge brokering and translating academic material into easily digestible communication assets for creative climate communication.
Contact me about:
Hosting Climate Cafés
Cartooning for Conferences