Zachary Borzovoy @ people agency
What’s your background / ethnicity?
I grew up in Toronto, Canada. My mom is American, of German and British descent. My dad's family were Eastern European. They came from Poland and Ukraine, migrating to Canada to escape the first World War
Who or what inspires you most?
My mom inspires me. She continues to choreograph and perform contemporary dance into her 60's. I can be inspired by art. Stories, music, performances; all can get me thinking. Most often I'm inspired by things I experience, big or small. From meeting someone new to a scenario or character I see on the street
What’s the plans for the next 12 months?
I'm about to leave Tokyo to move back to Toronto. I've been travelling Japan for the past five weeks. This is just after spending the last two years in Melbourne, Australia. Before I go back home I'll be in British Columbia (Western Canada) for a few weeks for my sisters wedding. I'm planning to stay in Toronto at least until the end of this year. From there it's difficult to say-I'm not one for long term plans-but I could see myself back in Melbourne before too long. I'll see how I feel in the new year
If you could fix one global issue, what would it be and why?
Protecting the environment would be my focus. If we don't find ways to live sustainably on this planet then we won't be around much longer. From my understanding the changes in the last few decades have been drastic and if we don't take action in the coming years, things will quickly become irreparable. Sustainability is such a hot term these days, but you can see why. People are starting to see that if we don't do things with an eye on the future then we'll end up in hot water (literally). We need to apply sustainable practices to how we interact with the environment but in order to do that we need to also apply it to how we organise ourselves/how we live; economically, politically, and socially, It's these global systems that determine our behaviours and are much of the reason why we don't respect the environment. We could start by strengthening our sense of community and demanding reforms to policy that would protect the environment from big-industry and the like. Although if the revolution pops off I'm here for it too
Where is home?
I do my best to make it wherever I'm at, but I'm really good at getting lost! Having spent the first eighteen years of my life in Toronto, my roots are deepest there. Melbourne feels the most like home to me at the moment though