Teresa Carlesimo (Canadian-American) is an interdisciplinary artist currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University where her research considers various systems of power, class and empire as integral to the analysis of environmental crisis. Within her art practice she has a long standing interest in the social, political and economic dimensions of the built environment. Her recent installation-based work explores the ongoing legacies of colonial-capitalism through the lens of urban metabolism, which examines the enormous flow of materials and energy that are consumed by cities and built environments. She has exhibited throughout Canada and the US, with recent and forthcoming exhibitions at Art Mur, Museum London, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Thames Art Gallery. Recent and forthcoming publications include Performance Research, Public Journal, Art Papers and Blackflash.