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RIVER TO CREEK: A Roving Natural History

Collaborators: Carolyn Hall, Kathleen McCarthy, Clarinda Mac Low and Paul Benney

RIVER TO CREEK is a participatory research project and art action that draws attention to the geographic and ecological connections across the industrial landscape of North Brooklyn, from the wild empty lots at the end of Newtown Creek in Bushwick to the East River at the edge of Greenpoint. Read more…


STREET-TREE STEWARDANCE: Urban Forest Stewardship as Movement Practice

Collaborators: Jaqueline Dodd and Philip Silva

The STEWARDANCE residency engaged the heightened inner awareness and emotional vigor of dance with the material groundedness of ecological stewardship as an embodied sustainability strategy. They pursued this strategy as they undertook each stewardship task: learning the ecological systems of the urban forest, gathering scientific data, physically laboring at stewardship, dialoguing with passerby, and coordinating team members. Read more…


JUXTAPOSING THE REMOTE AND THE IMMEDIATE

Collaborators: Diana Crum and Chris Small

In this residency the team researched the East River State Park and along the neighboring stretch of the Brooklyn Greenway, where vegetation and urban development grow side-by-side. They collected information about the site and looked at the different changes that happen over various time frames, such as an hour, a day, a year, and a quarter-century. Read more…