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Water Logged!

A card game for connection with the Delaware River Watershed Adrienne Mackey WATER LOGGED! is a card game commissioned by the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River. This game aims to bring new audiences (specifically teens and early adults) to environmental centers that are part of the AWE network. It uses simple sensory […]

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Climate Change Games

Game Design: Jessica CreaneGraphic Design: Nichole Mottershead Climate Conversations is a series of conversation games developed in partnership with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, VT. Each round invites players to engage in an unconventional conversation structure as a way to explore specific aspects of climate change (fear, hope, grief, ideology, biodiversity) in a playful, social […]

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36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea

Sarah Cameron Sunde 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea (2013 – present) is a series of nine site-specific participatory performances and video artworks by New York-based interdisciplinary artist Sarah Cameron Sunde, spanning six continents. In each, Sunde collaborates with the local community and stands in a tidal area for 12-13 hours as water […]

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Rhizomes

Laura Barbas-Rhoden Collage of text and images. Images are in color, except one, and feature outdoor (Cypress wetlands, longleaf pine, a black and white image of people gathered facing the camera) and indoor spaces (people of different ages and appearances).

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Wilderness Suite

Teresa Cohn, Erin James, Jenn Ladinocomposed by Ruby Fulton and the Icarus Quartet Wilderness Suite is a piece of music composed by University of Idaho music professor Ruby Fulton for the chamber ensemble the Icarus Quartet. This composition is part of a collaborate rephotography project between UI video artist Benjamin James, geographer Teresa Cavazos Cohn, […]

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The Altering Shores

Roderick Coover, Nick Montfort, Adam Vidiksis THE ALTERING SHORES is a series of virtual reality experiences, originally designed to be viewed on location. The hybrid experience blends images of the viewer’s location with those shorelines, where rising waters threaten the environmental near and far.

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Buttermilk Channel Drown

Carolyn Hall and Clarinda Mac Low In Buttermilk Channel Drown, Buttermilk Channel (the section of the East River in New York City between Brooklyn and Governors Island) gradually overwhelms its shores and transforms to something new. View from Governors Island towards Brooklyn. This is an extrapolation from Sunk Shore, a site-specific tour of the climate changed […]

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TrailOff: Diversity Narratives of Natural Spaces

Adrienne Mackey These images are screenshots of the app in progress, showcasing a single story called “A Sycamore’s Psalm” by donia salem harhoor. The story, set on the Perkiomen Trail, takes the form of a series of poems through the voice of a young girl reflecting in a notebook. Exploring care-giving, family dynamics, loss, and […]

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Sensing with the Body and Environmental Knowledges in New York City

Patricia Eunji Kim Sensing with the Body, along with NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab hosted a public storytelling event on February 4, 2020 (co-convened by Patricia Kim, Carolyn Hall, and Clarinda Mac Low) in which students, scholars, dancers, and activists worked together through a speculative storytelling and performance workshop. Participants created their own ‘Climate Scores,’ and […]

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Newfoundland Climates

Aylin Malcolm In this conversation with woodworker Mike Paterson and architect Di Wei, we discuss the impact of the harsh Newfoundland climate on local styles of craft and construction. We also touch on the challenges posed by climate change, and the possibility of even larger storms in a region that is already susceptible to extreme […]

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Sunk Shore

Clarinda Mac Low & Carolyn Hall This graphic “novel” is documentation of Sunk Shore, a participatory tour of the climate changed future that we have devised. The tour takes a deep dive into projected climate change data for a specific shoreline, and brings the participants into the climate changed future of that shoreline using participatory […]

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Futures Beyond Refining: Restorying an Industrial River

Bethany Wiggin Observations made on travels to 2100 return to the present on postcards reporting on the future river’s sights, sounds, and smells–and mailed to elected officials today. Travelers have witnessed waving marsh grasses and flowers in bloom, floating homes, and water taxis. Others have experienced a submerged refinery infrastructure whose legacy pollutants permeate the […]

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Arborglyphs

Hailey Brazier, Stephanie LeMenager, Marsha Weisiger The arborglyphs shown in this photograph may record the history of Basque herders in southwestern Oregon, a history largely unwritten except for the names, dates, and often erotic drawings found in secluded stands of aspen trees throughout southwest Oregon and in parts of Nevada and California. We present this […]

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MAKING THE BEST OF IT: NIMBLE FOODS FOR CLIMATE CHAOS

Marina Zurkow, Hank and Bean, Allison Carruth A HYBRID PROJECT IN CULINARY, ART, AND SCIENCE A project led by artist Marina Zurkow and chef duo Hank and Bean, this collective of artists, chefs, and researchers is seeking out new ways to metabolize climate disruption and cultivate agility through food and art experiences that intimately connect […]

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The Viral Oracle

Alex Chen How do we make sense of uncertainties in a pandemic? How do we keep engaged and in touch with one other given physical distance? The Viral Oracle is a half divinatory, half psychoanalytic, and full-on fun set of Tarot-inspired cards for your family and friends. Figure out your pandemic past, present, and future […]

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Donora Smog Museum Interviews

Amy Balkin, PPEH Artist-in-Residence