Art and Activism Series

Past Events

In this web series we will discuss ways that artists actively engage in creating climate solutions and promoting sustainability.

No. 1: "The Art of Playing with the Rain"

A presentation by Christina Bertea

Dec. 7, 2020

Two compelling needs—to provide emergency water security, and to alleviate stormwater pollution, are making it imperative that the broader community adopt rainwater catchment strategies and manage stormwater constructively.


This presentation will explore how artists are making design innovations (and having fun) with rainwater capture and storage. We’ll also wade into some notable public art stormwater interventions.

No. 2: "Trash Talk"

A presentation by Kate Kuaimoku

Jan. 25, 2021

Trash art and artists, how they—and you—can repurpose otherwise discarded materials. Talk will focus on creating works using post-consumer waste. Themes are focused on, but not limited to, assemblage, signage, and eco-building materials.

No. 3 "Art as Verb: Collaborating with Nature"

A presentation by Stacy Levy

Feb. 22, 2021


Eco-Artist Stacy Levy collaborates with natural processes like rain, tides and erosion. This lecture will address how art can create ecological legibility as well as ecological solutions.


By embracing change, observing and mimicking the action of natural processes, art can begin to make real changes to the environment. She will show her many rain infiltration works as well as projects that mitigate water pollution and shoreline erosion.


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