Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

U-n-f-o-l-d: Climate Change: Art, Activism, and Research

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Amy Balkin, Adriane Colburn, and Mary Mattingly in conversation with moderator Lydia Matthews.

Amy Balkin is an artist whose work involves land and the geopolitical relationships that frame it. Her solo and collaborative projects consider legal borders and systems, environmental justice, and the allocation of common resources.

Adriane Colburn is an artist based in San Francisco, Vermont, and Athens, Georgia. Over the last few years, she participated in several expeditions to remote parts of the planet: traveling on an Arctic seafloor mapping expedition with the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping in 2008, voyaging to the Andes and the Amazon with Cape Farewell in 2009, and sailing from Barbados to French Guyana on an Amazon Plume research expedition.

Mary Mattingly has participated in exhibitions at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the International Center of Photography, Palais de Tokyo, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. She is currently a fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art + Technology and a Jerome Foundation grantee.

Lydia Matthews serves as a professor and the dean of Academic Programs at Parsons The New School for Design. She was trained as a contemporary art historian at the University of California, Berkeley, and at London’s Courtauld Institute. Matthews’ work addresses the role of artists, artisans, and designers in fostering democratic debates and community interactions in the public sphere.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change.  

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Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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