About Process Club
Process Club is as interested in the journey as the destination. It is a collaboration between artists Lee Cookson and Laurel Green to create community-engaged projects that begin with an invitation. These projects are iterative in nature and undergo an ongoing period of development, tasking participants with an active role in collective sense-making and storytelling. Process Club projects do not fall cleanly into a specific form but utilize a dramaturgy of everyday adventure, co-owned and shaped by those who take part; they are participatory in nature and often include the use of creative writing, play, photography, and the creation of art objects. Expect rigorous whimsy, analog interventions, and empathetic encouragement towards creative risk-taking.
Our work intersects with communities, neighbourhoods, and landscapes across Turtle Island that occupy the traditional territories of many Indigenous peoples. We honour these caretakers, respect their protocols, and learn from those who hold historical relationships with the land and waterways that continue to this day. As the progeny of European settlers, we acknowledge our responsibility as visitors, and through our work explore and critique the impacts of colonization on the natural environment. Currently, Process Club resides on the traditional, unceded territory of the the lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, in what is colonially known as Victoria, B.C.
Lee Cookson (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer who seeks to understand the world through story. His work explores both internal and external themes in psychogeography, community building, place-making, and our relationship to the natural world, often using magical realism, satire, and play to ask people to look at what is viewed as ordinary, question it, and react to it anew. Lee’s practice includes photography, theatre, games, creative writing, installation, and participatory forms, utilizing collaborative processes for creation influenced by human-centered design. He works as a Senior Designer at Overlap Associates and calls Victoria, BC home.
Learn more about his work at leecookson.com
Laurel Green (she/her) is a dramaturg, producer, and community activator who designs invitations to participate and provocations for change. From the world premiere of over a dozen new plays, to performance installations, games, digital placemaking, and secret backyard shows, her work explores new methodologies for creation and playful strategies for collaboration. Recent artistic projects include: Yarrow Collective's participatory gardening installations, asses.masses a video game for the stage about sharing the load of revolution, Remixed, an App-based algorithm and immersive change listening party, the world premiere of WROL (Without Rule of Law) published by Playwrights Canada Press, and a table-top role playing game/idea incubator FARCE (Fictional Arts: Reimagining Creative Ecosystems).
Learn more about her work at laurel-green.com