U-N-F-O-L-D: What Ifs: Climate Change and Creative Agency

Dilip da CunhaAviva Rahmani, and Susannah Sayler in conversation with moderator Eve Mosher.Dilip da Cunha is an architect and planner and a visiting faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. In their art and design work, da Cunha and his partner, Anuradha Mathur, focus on the cultural and ecological aspects of contentious landscapes.

Aviva Rahmani is an ecological artist who works with scientists to design responses to degraded environments. Best known for her seminal work Ghost Nets 1990–2000(www.ghostnets.com), Rahmani received an Arts and Healing Network Award in 2009 for her work on water.

Susannah Sayler is an artist and co-founder of the Canary Project. The project, created in 2006 by Sayler and long-time collaborator Edward Morris, produces art and media that deepen public understanding of climate change. The Canary Project has produced works involving more than 30 artists, scientists, writers, designers, and educators.

Eve Mosher is an artist and interventionist living and working in New York City. In her works, she uses investigations of the landscape as a starting point for audience exploration of urban issues. Her public works examine involvement in the environment, public and private use of space, the history of place, cultural and social issues, and public understanding of the urban ecosystem.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change.

Visit http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/sjdc for more information. 

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