As I have posted before, I am lucky to be involved in a new STEAMplant project entitled “To the Core of Me: A Hike-Play“. I have begun my collaboration with Sirovich Family Resident Jeremy Pickard (@jeremy_pickard) and my Pratt colleague, anthropologist Jennifer Telesca, and we are excited to announce the first outward-facing step of the project.
On Sunday, March 24th from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm, we are hosting an “Eco-Performance Lab” open to members of both the Pratt community and the general public. Jeremy is expert at running these interdisciplinary workshops, which combine a presentation from a scientific expert with a collaborative response to that science generated through performances designed by all participants. We are lucky to have Dr. Nicole Davi (@dendrodavi) of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and William Paterson University as our scientific presenter. Dr. Davi will help us understand how the history of climate change can be read in the rings of a tree, providing a potent source of both scientific data and metaphor as we respond to climate change crises.
The event is part of Pratt’s Green Week celebration and takes place on the Brooklyn Campus in Engineering Room 113.A Major Post, Activism, Climate Change, Ecology, Pratt Institute, STEAMplant, Sustainable Pratt