January 29, 2022
Henry G. Sanchez’s ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT is a socially engaged, bio-art project focusing on Newton Creek, a Superfund site in Brooklyn, NY. The project proposes community based strategies to introduce bio-remediation methods to a historically polluted waterway. Through art making and community workshops, the ENGLISH KILLS PROJECT employs ethical scientific practices and explores the use of soil cordgrass as man-made wetlands and mussels as water filtering agents and habitat creators.
Willow Naomi Curry is a writer and novelist. She is currently working on her debut young adult novel, Arcadia, set in the 1980s, based on her experience growing up in Kashmere Gardens, a ‘rurban’ neighborhood in Houston impacted by the creosote contamination from the nearby Union Pacific Railways. The book is an intergenerational mystery following one family’s attempts to uncover the impacts of environmental racism on their historically Black Houston neighborhood.
Sindhu Thirumalaisamy will discuss her film, The Lake and the Lake, which considers life around a contaminated lake in Bangalore, India’s “silicon valley.” Sindhu’s film presents an alternative to conservative environmentalist visions of the lake, highlighting it as a site of sustenance and devotion for counterpublics.”
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