publication & presentation

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”



Lau, G. C. Y. (in press). Decolonizing my Hong Kong identity as a settler in Canada: an expressive artsbased
inquiry. Creative Art in Education and Therapy Journal 6(2). [forthcoming in Winter 2020]

Levine, S. K. & Lau, G. C. Y. (in press). Earth my Body, Water my Blood: Towards Eco-poietic
Identities. Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. [forthcoming in Spring 2021]

Lau, G. C. Y. (2020). Coronavirus as a Rite of Passage: Finding Cures for “Colonialvirus” in Expressive
Arts Based Research. Ecopoiesis: Eco-Human Theory and Practice Journal 1(2), [Open Access Internet
Journal – (d/m/y)]

Conference, presentation and collaborative projects
“Your Ancestors Recognized My Ancestors” Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association
Conference, Trent University, Peterborough ON, 21 Feb 2020 (presenter).

“Embodied Therapeutic Inquiry for Decolonial Identity” European Graduate School Expressive Artbased
Research Seminar. Saas-Fee, Switzerland/Online (due to Covid-19), 26 July 2020 (presenter).

“Earth my Body, Water my Blood: Decolonizing Sense of Selves” Ecological/Earth-Based Arts
Therapies: International and Multi-Cultural Perspectives Conference. Online. 9 August 2020 (presenter).

Poiesis Symposium: Decolonization and Expressive Arts, European Graduate School, Online (due to
Covid-19), 26 October 2020 (panelist).

“Reimagine Resilience” 3-months weekly expressive arts-based inquiry workshop, with From Trauma to
Transformation, Hong Kong (in person/online), December 2020– April, 2021 (facilitator and
content creator – English and Chinese)

“Awaken: Designing for Community Resiliency and Deep Adaptation” Internship, with O.U.R
Community Association and Gaia Education, Shawnigan Lake, BC/Online, 13 May – 19 August 2020
(curriculum development and guest teacher).
“The Indigenous Screen Cultures Across The Americas” event and “The Ongoing Land Struggle of

Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawks) of Kanehsatà:ke public talk by Ellen Gabriel”, under Queen’s Research
Leaders’ Fund “Indigenous Stories through Changing Landscapes” with Dr. Isabelle St-Amand, Queen’s
University, Kingston, ON. 7 November and 4 March 2020 (event organizer and research assistant)

Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) Curriculum certificate, develop and facilitate the only English EDE
5-week residential program in Canada, for UN education partner Gaia Education, Shawnigan Lake, BC.
2017, 2018 & 2019 (curriculum development and program facilitator)

“Expressive Arts Practice for Holding Turbulence”, 4-weeks online group, co-facilitate with expressive
arts therapist Sara Anderson, 5 April – 31 May, 2020 (content creator and facilitator)