Human Impacts Institute
We are social entrepreneurs who create and share innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental issues. Our programs pair artists and scientists to engage new audiences in climate change solutions, bring youth to the boardroom, and get policy makers’ hands dirty as they care for local street trees.
Role: commissioned artist (2017), artist-in-residence (2018-19)
In 2017, my experimental theater work “Not Fog”, was selected to be part of the Creative Climate Awards, run by the Human Impacts Institute, at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York. I was then commissioned to present a solo version of “Not Fog” at the Human Impacts Salon: Collaborations Across Borders at the Consulate General of Germany, in collaboration with Jing Li (costume design), Mengtai Zhang (data visualization), and atmospheric chemistry scientist Huan Fang.
From 2018-19, I have been part of the Impact Artist Residency at the Brooklyn Public Library - Williamsburgh Branch. One of the projects through the residency program was to teach creative workshops on climate and social justice to elementary school kids at the Ella Baker School. In collaboration with Tara DePorte and Celeste Cantor-Stephens, I taught the kids a series workshops on listening, field recording, and audio production. I helped the kids to collectively create sound works on themes that they had chosen, including “bullying, “garbage”, and “climate change”. The project culminated in the two-month exhibition “Our Planet, Our Future” at the Brooklyn Public Library, till June 2019.
Students of the Ella Baker School recording and conducting interviews on “Bullying”
Exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library