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)
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.