Sarah Van Borek is a Canadian-born, Cape Town-based documentary filmmaker, and PhD scholar in media arts-based environmental education at Rhodes University, South Africa. Sarah is dedicated to collaborative media arts initiatives linking arts, science, museums, civil society and government for sustainable development.
Sarah has been a faculty member of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD) in Vancouver, Canada since 2012 designing and implementing courses with the science-based environmental NGO, the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF). Sarah coordinated a collaborative course between ECUAD and the University of Johannesburg (UJ)’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture in 2017. Sarah has also worked on projects in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Mali. Sarah is interested in exploring the intersections of art, science and traditional knowledge to address the water-climate change nexus and to explore the potential for museum/community-partnership, project-based, university pedagogy to contribute to reconciliation in Canada and South Africa.