Gowanus Field Stations is an exploration of the emergent ecology of the canal, through temporary public “seeds” dispersed along its length. Each field station creates a dedicated space for people to observe and engage with a distinct aspect of the canal: these discrete experiences create a shifting, composite understanding of the area, and recognize the intermingling of human and natural systems. The field station is both a place to answer questions and to frame and re-frame the space – and the individual within the space. The Gowanus Almanac is a companion to the project, please visit the website for observations from the canal’s edge, and contribute your own, gowanusalmanac
please join the thread collective for the opening reception of On Purpose : Art and Design in Brooklyn
Friday October 16th, 7-9pm
at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn Gallery
On Purpose will feature inspiring work from Brooklyn-based designers, architects, and visual artists working across disciplines on projects that address the environmental challenges of contemporary urban living. All of the work featured in the exhibition will combine a focus on sustainability with a desire for beauty in our social, domestic, and professional spaces. Guest curated by Risa Shoup, recognized byArtInfo as among “The Art World’s Most Influential Young Figures,” the exhibition will emphasize how diverse creative voices can work together to build community and imagine solutions to local urban planning issues.