Métis / Canada
Justine Woods (she/her) is a garment artist, designer, creative scholar and educator based in Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario). She is a current Doctoral Student in the Media and Design Innovation PhD program at X University (formally Ryerson) and holds a Master of Design from OCAD University and a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design from X University. Justine’s research/design practice centres Indigenous fashion technologies and garment-making as a practice-based method of inquiry towards re-stitching alternative worlds that prioritize Indigenous resurgence and liberation. Her work foregrounds all of the relationships that make up her identity as a Penetanguishene Aabitaawikwe; an identity she has inherited from her family and her Aabitaawizininiwag Ancestors.