Chan's visit to the Netherlands was aligned with the calendar of various festivals including Other Futures, Cinemasia, New Radicalism and Sonic Acts, with research and artist's initiatives such as A Tale of a Tub, Printroom, and Counter/Narratives, and with grassroots organisations such as Rotterdam Climate March, Is it happening?
In the spring of 2020, Angela Chan curated the exhibition Climate Knowledges for MAMA. Different visions were presented, meandering between the factual and the fictional, the scientific and the mythological, and the historic and futuristic.
Her current research focuses on issues of knowledge systems and knowledge sharing, the meaning of 'expertise', and how possible visions of futures can emerge from stories from the recent or distant past. From her research, which focuses on non-Western experiences, stories and approaches, Chan wants to create space for voices that rarely get a forum in the mainstream media and are largely absent from the global debate on climate change. Linking the challenges of climate change to the urgent decolonisation debate is relevant on a local and global scale, also in the Netherlands.
Angela Chan is the 'creative climate change communicator' behind Worm: art + ecology, an online platform that challenges the criteria for expertise in the climate debate. Angela's research interests include climate and social justice, geography and decolonial studies, and contemporary Chinese science fiction. She is co-founder of the London Chinese Science Fiction Group (UCL). Angela works with numerous activist groups and non-profit organsations (including South London Gallery, Iniva, Q&A), primarily in the arts and literary sector.