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ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban (FORUM)

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Drawing from indigenous, cross-cultural, and Western knowledge traditions, ReSeeding invites artists, academics, designers, urban planners, farmers, botanists, and herbalists​ to a one-day public forum to share their perspectives on the entwined lives of humans, plants, and other life forms in urban New England.

Forum: Saturday, October 26, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at Stephen Robert ‘62 Hall, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University (Corner of Brook and Charlesfield Streets, Atrium level)

Plenary Speakers

Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor of American Studies, Brown University

Rebecca Uchill, Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Art Education, Art History and Media Studies, UMass Dartmouth

Guides of plant workshop

Silvermoon LaRose, Assistant Director, Tomaquag Museum

Myrna Cabán Lezcano, Founder, Flor y Machete and former Associate Director of Education & Cultural Organizing, Friends of the High Line

Lorén Spears, Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum

Christal Whelan, Writer and Anthropologist


Sue AnderBois, Director of Food Strategy, State of Rhode Island

Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown University

Brian Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, City of Providence

Keely Curliss, Farmer, Brookwood Community Farm Youth Development

Specialist, Root Crew, Greater Boston

Julius Kolawole, President and Co-Founder, African Alliance of RI

Peter Del Tredici, Professor emeritus, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Senior Research Scientist and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Applied Ecology and Planning, MIT

Graduate student and community presenters TBA!

Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26, 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Rhode Island State House Lower Level Gallery

Core Art Exhibition: October 25 – November 27, 2019

This project is generously supported by the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism; Brown University’s Department of American Studies, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University; Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs; Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art, Inc.; Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth; Providence Tourism Council; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; Rhode Island Department of State; Rhode Island State Council for the Arts; Rhode Island Wild Plant Society; Tomaquag Museum; Year of the City: The Providence Project, and by many individual donors.


October 26, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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