Just Futures Presents: Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin

Just Futures Presents: Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin

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Posted   05/01

The Kraemer Family Library is happy to present the film Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. We hope that this film and the accompanying book display in the library apse will serve as an inspiration for us all as we imagine, ideate, and work for a better future.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Click Here to access the film through the Kraemer Family Library 

Rachel Guardiola is an interdisciplinary artist and naturalist whose visual art explores the human relationship to wilderness through the construction of other earths. Drawing inspiration from science and speculative fiction, Rachel’s work uses the fantastic as a vehicle to contemplate alternative environmental possibilities. Rachel Guardiola is currently Instructor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. 

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of several science fiction writers that has impacted Guardiola’s work over the years through the reimagination of worlds and ability to tackle subject matter that defied the traditional tropes of the ‘Golden Era’ of sci-fi literature. Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the first female identifying writers to break the class ceiling. Her work has helped to create a space that is more diverse and inclusive with in the science fiction genre. 

Ursula K. Le Guin Recommended Reading List:

Guardiola is Instructor of Photography and Digital Media in the Visual Arts Department at UCCS where she teaches a variety of courses, including: 

  • VAPA3900 Ghosts in the Machine (Art + Science Fiction)
  • VA3160 Alternative Photographic Processes
  • VA 2150 Beginning Digital Photography
  • VA 3110 Intermediate Photography
  • VA 4110 Advanced Photography
  • VA 1030 Digital Foundations
  • VA 2100 Digital Art & Design
  • VA 1010 2D Foundations