My name’s Trent (they/he). I make word art and films, and engage in collaborative citizen science.
My land-based artist practice is informed by a network of 12 motion-sensor cameras, and 4 additional cams currently deployed on a bear den study in partnership with IM4 Media Labs.
I live on the unceded territories of the shíshálh Nation (Sechelt Nation) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), also known as the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada.
Forests of the Future is a ‘slow media’ production house started by Trent Maynard, exploring the world’s ever-changing forests.
We take pleasure and delight in our senses as we head out and learn from the land.
Academic & Professional Background
I have a decade of experience in the media, including in print, broadcast and digital. Previously: 4Music/Channel 4, CBC Music, The Beaver, FIASCO Magazine.
I have an MSc in Geography (Environmental Policy & Regulation with merit, 2009) from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
My MSc dissertation researched the BC government’s policy responses to the mountain pine beetle epidemic, considering environmental racism in the distribution of costs and benefits, and the responses and mobilization of the many Indigenous nations whose ancestral lands were impacted.
I have a BA in Asian Area Studies and Economics (2008) from the University of British Columbia, with a year of study at the National University of Singapore.