The walk will take place in Hays Woods, a large tract of former industrial land that has mostly reverted to forest. Along the route we will discuss the natural features of the site in the context of its past as a former coal mine and its future as a City Park, with the idea that it will become a living laboratory for urban forestry, conservation, and recreation.
An Art & Science-Inspired Walk led by performance artist, Katie Kehoe and leading climate scientist, Dr. Jagadish Shukla, featuring an interactive performance by Heloisa Escudero.
Lead by artist Andrea Polli and scientist Luis Campos, Atomic Stories will look at unique crossovers between the nuclear history of the region and how its continuing impacts have been represented in popular and traditional cultures and the arts, and will invite participants to imagine new ways to represent this complex history and possible futures.
Led by artist Portia Cobb & environmental engineer Tory Kress, this walk will envision the future of the 30th Street Industrial Corridor.
Led by designer Stephen Fan and economic botanist Valerie Imbruce, this walk will highlight what's resilient and vulnerable to the way that food provisioning works in Chinatown, addressing the central question: how has the Chinatown food system shaped agricultural and urban development? This walk will happen twice, at 11:30am and at 1:00pm.
Led by artist and designer Fatima Laster & engineer Jerome Flogel, this walk will explore the historic Garden Homes Neighborhood and the green infrastructure/water features that surround it.