At the Rauschenberg Residency on the island of Captiva just off the west coast of Florida, we meet artists, writers, and scientists working on projects related to the environment. They’re here for a special session known as the Rising Water Confab, a month-long program exploring the topic of climate change.
Featured in this episode: Amy Balkin, an artist based in San Francisco, invites contributions to what she calls “A people’s archive of sinking and melting.” Christopher Cozier, an artist from the island of Trinidad Tobago, reflects on the environmental extremes of the Caribbean as a way of life. Los-Angeles based Mick Lorusso contemplates a mangrove intervention inspired by discoveries he made during his residency. Though Rachel Armstrong teaches living architecture at Newcastle University and much of her practice is grounded in science, on Captiva, her thinking about climate change takes a spiritual turn. Buster Simpson, a public artist based in Seattle, Washington, has organized two sessions of the Rising Water confab. He hopes that Captiva might serve as a model of environmental solutions for South Florida.
Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
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