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CALL/WALKS/Milwaukee - Connecting Water & Art in the Garden Homes Neighborhood

  • Garden Homes Park 2600 W. Atkinson Ave Milwaukee, WI (map)

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.

This walk will discuss the historic Garden Homes Neighborhood and green infrastructure & water features nearby. Recent infrastructure investments have been made in the neighborhood to help reduce flood risk as well as beautify underutilized public spaces. Public art has also been included in some of these spaces, which will be further explored during the walk.


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Fatima Laster is a artist and interior designer utilizing a range of accessible mediums such as plaster, wax, latex paint, industrial adhesive, newsprint, and found objects in conjunction with traditional formal mediums like oil and acrylic paints to marry outsider and fine art. Committed to contributing to culture and the world-at-large through art production , she constantly seeks to enhance her technique and work aesthetic to have a stronger visual dialogue with the audience.

 
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Jerome Flogel is a Senior Project Manager at Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He moved to Milwaukee in 2011 in the wake of historical flooding due to the July 2010 record setting rainfall events, and was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering two flagship initiatives to mitigate the impacts of changing climate trends and ageing infrastructure. MMSD’s integrated regional stormwater management (IRSWM) program is focused on identifying isolated urban stormwater flooding and creating innovative solutions that rely on green infrastructure as well as grey infrastructure to restore as close to a natural water cycle as possible in an urban environment.

 

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