Making the Invisible Visible:
Responses to Water-Based Stresses in NYC and Beyond
Wed June 21 6 pm
Unexpected and profound disasters like Hurricane Sandy smash into the lives of everyday New Yorkers, forcing us to engage with our proximity and relationship to water. But slow, ongoing crises like rising water levels, contamination, and toxicity are harder to see, more challenging to grasp, and harder to respond to. Across disciplines, people are engaging in work that analyzes and responds to the slow disasters of our water, making the invisible visible. Innovator Archie Lee Coates from +POOL, WoW artist Eve Mosher (Liquid City), WoW artists Marina Zurkow and Nicholas Hubbard (Floating Studio for Dark Ecologies), and Arcadis national director for flood risk and resiliency Edgar Westerhof discuss their projects and points of view, inviting us all to consider what it means to make the Invisible Visible.