Assignment due next week

Neomaterialism001 – Chapter from Joshua Simon’s Neomaterialism

harriet-hawkins– Chapter from Harriet Hawkins’ For Creative Geographies


If you want to stay on Swale for this evening event after class on the 4th, RSVP HERE

Tue, Oct 4 at 6:00 PM, Brooklyn, NY

Public Food: A Science of the Living City Panel aboard Swale

By: NYC Urban Field Station 

What if healthy, fresh food could be a public good? Community gardening has deep roots in many New York City neighborhoods, while new forms of urban farming – including entrepreneurial models, rooftop farms, controlled environment agriculture – are also emerging and proliferating.   Activists define food justice as access to healthy, fresh, affordable, and culturally appropriate food.  Some argue that food justice is a right.  Swale, a collaborative floating food project, is dedicated to rethinking New York City’s connection to our needs for sustenance. Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot floating platform, Swale contains an edible forest garden. Functioning as both a sculpture and a tool, Swale provides free healthy food at the intersection of public art and service. With Swale, the creators want to reinforce water as a commons, and work towards fresh food as a commons too.  Please join us in a conversation with community practitioners, city managers, and researchers about growing, foraging, and harvesting public food in public spaces.

On The Panel:

Marla Emery-US Forest Service | Lindsay K Campbell – US Forest Service | Brittany Quale- GreenThumb |  Ray Figueroa- NYC Community Garden Coalition

Additional Details:

Swale is docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 at the Northeast Corner. Doors will be open at 5:30pm the panel discussion will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

When Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar Where Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6 – Near Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – View Map Tags Things to do in Brooklyn, NY Seminar Food & Drink

NYC Urban Field Station

Organizer of Public Food: A Science of the Living City Panel aboard Swale

The New York City Urban Field Station‘s mission is to improve quality of life in urban areas by conducting and supporting research about social-ecological systems and natural resource management. It began as a partnership between the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, and now also includes the Natural Areas Conservancy.

Assignment due next week

Assignments due next week


Download “Participation” (link above) and read Claire Bishop’s introduction.

Also, pick one additional essay from “Participation” to read and present to us in class. If you choose the same essay, you may co-present it.

Finally, bring a list of 25 influences to class. This is also research for a future work.

So you have them, Part 1 and 2 of Armgard Emmelhainz attached as well.



Assignments due next week