October 19 – November 18, 2018 John Avelluto: Use-a the Forza, Mamaluke!
August 25 – October 6, 2018 Stephanie Williams: The Lingering Survival of the Unfit
April 19 – May 31, 2018 Invisible Landscape
January 20 – March 03, 2018 mechanical reproduction of dust
Fire and Brimstone! Addressing Climate Change in Education
Thursday, August 9, 2019
Stand4 grabbed noted scientists, Don Haas and Rob Ross to lead a discussion on the challenges of creating a dialogue about the real threat of climate change. Please join us as citizens, artists, educators and Earthlings as we explore ways to address solutions.
Fire and Brimstone and Fort McMurray and Other Gleanings from The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change
The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change, by Ingrid Zabel, Don Haas, Robert Ross, and Alexandra Moore, offers accessible explanations of not only the physical science of climate change but also the social science and cultural issues that complicate teaching, learning and discussing the topic especially challenging. While the book was written with teachers in mind, it is friendly to all readers. It is also, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, available free online.
The presentation will provide a brief overview of the book, a reading focusing on the complications associated with using apocalyptic language in climate communication, rules of thumb for discussing controversial issues and rich discussion.
The crowdfunding campaign to send the book to every high school science teacher in the US will be discussed. More than 25% of the public high schools in the US, including all of those in NYC have already been reached.
Don Haas is the Director of Teacher Programs at the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) and President of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. He’s taught at Kalamazoo College, and Cornell, and Colgate Universities as well as at several high schools. He holds a PhD from Michigan State University.
Rob Ross is PRI’s Associate Director for Outreach. He’s taught at Ithaca College, and Cornell and Shizuoka Universities. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and completed a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Kiel in Germany.
The book’s website, where the pdf can be downloaded for free and print copies can be ordered here.
The book’s blog, where individual chapters can be downloaded and where a growing list of supporting materials are available here.
The Teach Climate Science Crowdfunding Campaign:
More info including press about the book.
Hangin’ Out to Dry
July 14 and July 15, 2019
A performance by artist Isabelle Garbani
Performance begins at 2:00
Power is a continuum: one can exert power over someone, while at the same time, being oppressed by an entire group. Power struggles between gender is at the center of “Hangin’ Out to Dry”, a performance installation by local fiber artist Isabelle Garbani. Using yarn from unfinished or abandoned knitted projects by women, who donated the yarn for the artwork, the artist wants to start a conversation about the power of appropriation and asks the audience to consider how we, as women get power.
Naming a New Era: Artist talk and conversation by M Cem Mengüç
July 19, 2018
The term teleocene was inspired by the contemporary debates regarding how to name the current epoch of climate change. Geologists have proposed the term anthropocene to describe the era starting from the emergence of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology. Some of their critiques argued that the term capitolocene may be a better choice since the current epoch is a result of our economic misbehavior.
With teleocene, Mengüç suggests that the current era is also an epoch of new collective romanticisms. We watch the climate change and the destruction of our ecology in an inactive and disengaged manner while mesmerized by its imagery. We pretend that the apocalypse that is dawning upon us has its own purpose and logic, and it progresses beyond our control and comprehension, hence it is a teleological matter. We replace facts with fiction, truths with lies, and life with death.
Teleocene is at best a proposal meant to start a conversation.
April 7, 2018
Opening and Discussion, 2-6 PM
A short term gallery exhibit and on-going public exhibit
Organized by David Gitt
Participating artists: Arthur Brum, Paul Manlove, Josh Willis
2:00 PM Refreshments
3:00 PM Introduction of Dailylife concept, the participants, and the central questions for discussion
What are the social possibilities of objects?
How can art context be expanded towards a daily experience?
4:00 PM More refreshments, more informal discussion