As part of the Community Partnership Exhibition Who Takes Care of New York?, please join us on Saturday, Sept.21 for a Curator Walk-through of the exhibition and a panel on How We See Stewardship?
12:30-1:30pm: Curator Walk-through
Location: Community Partnership Gallery, 2nd floor
Lindsay K. Campbell, Research Social Scientist with the Forest Service will lead a tour of the exhibition Who Takes Care of New York? Artist, Julia Oldham will join to discuss her project Undiscovered City, featured in the show.
Julia Oldham’s work expresses moments of hope in a world on the edge of environmental collapse. Working in a range of media including video, animation and photography, she explores potential in places where human civilization and nature have collided uneasily. Selected exhibitions include Art in General in New York, NY; the Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL; Disjecta, Portland, OR; and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; and she was recently included in the Ecofutures Festival in London, UK. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2005.
See Lindsay K. Campbell’s bio below.
2-4pm: Panel: How We See Stewardship
Location: Queens Museum Auditorium, 2nd floor
Moderated by Lindsay Campbell (USDA Forest Service), Panelists Magali Duzant, Pamela Pettyjohn, Can Sucuoğlu, Erika Svendsen
Artists, scientists, and designers alike have brought Who Takes Care of New York to life by using the power of visualization to allow us to see stewardship and celebrate those who take care of our city. From the technical to the tactical, we will explore the various strategies employed by these practitioners. Join us for a discussion on the power of images, data visualization, and storytelling to communicate the important role that stewards play in caring for and shaping our city. RSVP here!
Dr. Lindsay K. Campbell is a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station – NYC Urban Field Station. Her research explores the dynamics of urban politics, natural resource stewardship, and sustainability policymaking. She is joint PI of STEW-MAP, which maps the social networks and spatial turf of environmental stewardship groups. Lindsay also helps lead the Science of the Living City program for the Urban Field Station, including the artists in residence program. Dr. Campbell holds a BA in Public Policy from Princeton University, a Masters in City Planning from MIT, and a PhD in Geography from Rutgers University.
Magali Duzant is an interdisciplinary artist based in NY. Her work spans photography, books, installation, and text. In collaborative and participatory approaches to projects, she couples research-based practices with a poetic knack for capturing where public and private experiences converge. Recent exhibitions include the 2018 Mardin Biennial in Turkey, Melbourne’s Centre for Contemporary Photography, Little Berlin, and RedLine Center for Contemporary Art in Denver, amongst others. She has created commissioned work for Artists Alliance Inc with Bike NY, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and the Ace Hotel London. She has published three artist books, I Looked & Looked, Light Blue Desire : A Manual for the Color Blue, and the soon to be released, The Moon & Stars Can Be Yours. She holds a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design.
Pamela Pettyjohn is the Founder and President of Coney Island Beautification Project, an environmental organization that came into existence to help communities respond to the huge impacts of Superstorm Sandy by helping their neighbors care for their local environment and build hope and community through cleanups and plantings. Pamela Pettyjohn lived in Coney Island for over 28 years, and though it may be 3 blocks wide with over 50K residents, most of her neighbors didn’t really think about the waters surrounding them until they had no choice. Superstorm Sandy woke a lot of them to realities they weren’t previously thinking about: that global warming, rising sea levels, and extreme weather are very, very, real. That polluted waters in our backyards can rise up and fill our homes with devastating impacts and lingering toxic aftermaths. Although always generous in her community giving, Sandy changed her life. She saw how unprepared they were. How literally trapped they were on their peninsula of Coney Island. Since 2012, she has pushed full-steam ahead with her fellow members in Coney Island Beautification Project, helping their environmental organization connect with like-minded groups on key issues. They’ve hosted more than 10 environmental engagement events each year and partnered with more than 50 schools, community groups and varying sized agencies in bringing resources and expertise to their community members. Through Ms. Pettyjohn’s advocacy, Coney Islanders have learned their importance of their connection of New York area many waterways.
Can Sucuoglu graduated from Yıldız Technical University in 2005 and completed his M. Arch degree at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) in 2007. From 2007 to 2010 Can worked at JPS in Los Angeles, specializing in digital design and manufacturing techniques. Can continued his career as a design coordinator at Warsaw’s 2nd Metro Line in Poland and became a partner at İyiofis in 2011. In 2016 Can co-founded Bits ’n Bricks Research Group focusing on data-based design consultancy services exploring the intersection of emerging digital technologies, analytical methods and design . He currently serves as the interim director at Spatial Analytics and Visualization Initiative in Pratt Institute.
Dr. Erika Svendsen is a social scientist with the USDA Forest Service. Erika is a leader in the field of environmental stewardship as it relates to community development, governance, and human well-being. She is the co-Director of the New York City urban field station, a special partnership between the Forest Service, NYC Parks and several NGOs and academic institutions. The field station is part of a growing network of cities and agencies working to advance research, cultivate ideas, and foster collaboration among scientists and practitioners. Erika is co-author of the book, How Planting Trees Strengthens the Roots of Democracy. She has received the USFS Chief’s Award for engaging urban America and an Early Career Scientist Award recognizing her co-development of STEW-MAP, a sustainability tool for assessing and visualizing the contributions of civic stewardship groups. Erika is also the former director of NYC Parks’ GreenThumb program from 1997-2001.
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