Climate change and environmental degradation are impacting communities at increasing rates across the globe. The institutionalized walls blocking ecological subjects and environmental justice from being understood by the general population must be broken down to ensure human adaption and a resilient future. My work references municipal policy and local history, highlighting site-specific relationships between land use, and both individual and institutional agency, disrupting traditional notions of artistic authorship, labor, and institutional expertise.
Drawing from my background in ecology and urban design, my works are informed by a combination of site visits, qualitative research, secondary research, and self-reflection. Manifesting primarily as on-site interventions, performance, guided tours, and public workshops, my projects often address public access, corrupt urban planning processes, and civic participation.
Citizens Water Quality Beach Towel: North Brooklyn Boat Club
Year Created - 2019
Buying the towel not the photo
Photo credit Lily Nack