Mary Miss: City as Living Laboratory (CALL)
Tuesday, March 9, 4pm / Zoom
Mary Miss has reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design, and installation, articulating a vision of engagement for the public sphere. In 2009, Miss founded City as Living Laboratory (CALL) which works with artists, scientists and urban communities to create sustainable solutions for urgent environmental issues including climate, equity and health. Miss is currently working on two urban scale projects, ‘WaterMarks: an Atlas of Water for the city of
Milwaukee’ and ‘Rescuing Tibbetts Brook One Stitch at a Time’, a project to help bring a buried stream to the surface in the Bronx.
In this seminar, Miss will talk about how CALL works to advance the role of artists in making cities more livable and resilient. CALL supports collaborations between artists, scientists and residents of urban communities to create solutions for urgent environmental issues including climate, equity and health. She will discuss CALL projects that have been done over the past decade to help people connect environmental challenges to personal experience and to take action.