Look out for Chella’s Urban Turbines popping up in September during Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind 2016!
Chella Quint is a comedian, designer, artist, and education researcher from Brooklyn, New York who now lives in Sheffield, England. A lot of her work focuses on science communication, health promotion, media literacy, sustainability and social justice. She is the Off the Shelf Slam Champion 2014, the Sheffield Docfest 2013 Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch winner (for which she wrote and presented Lifting the Lid, a short film about menstruation education for the Open University) and she has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Education focusing on changing attitudes to menstruation in secondary schools. Her research has an accompanying #PeriodPositive project and website. (Check back regularly for updates, and download a spoof fashion STAINS™ stain here!) STAINS™ was featured in the highly acclaimed BLOOD exhibition at Science Gallery, Dublin in 2015. Chella’s design portfolio is hosted here. She frequently performs science communication comedy and creates interactive installations in the UK and abroad (check her schedule above), is a regular contributor to the Manchester Science Festival, hosted the live-streaming Comedy Collider show, No cause for conCERN, from Geneva on 13th June 2014, developed and performed a show based on her #IJustNeedSpace fanzine for the Institute of Physics as part of the Off the Shelf Festival, and intermittently tours her comedy show featuring funny women in physics, Comedy in Space. Check out upcoming shows and talks above, and her online portfolio, here.