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Power of Ten

Cross-disciplinary collaboration in relation to water

Working creatively with water and waterways is inherently interdisciplinary, and requires creativity and collaboration across many different sectors. Issues related to water cross social, cultural, ecological, and political boundaries.

We are inviting you to participate in the Power of Ten, an opportunity to intersect with people from different fields who are focused on water, and initiate concrete cross-disciplinary collaborative projects. All thinkers and do-ers are welcome—scientists, social/environmental justice activists, designers, artists, performers, planners, architects, and more. 

The Power of Ten is a path to problem-solving, reimagining, unearthing inequity, finding new approaches and understanding how to become accomplices. In this workshop we will facilitate a process of creative collaboration with the aim of realizing projects on, in, and around the water.

All projects will be supported by space and sharing of knowledge at the Works on Water/Underwater New York residency on Governors Island and a presentation in October, as well as potential further support through Works on Water over the coming years.

Workshop (Friday, July 13): We will work on communication, connection, and collaboration through somatic techniques, methods for talking about your work to people outside your field, and mapping resources, challenges, and opportunities. The day will culminate in creative collaboration and generating projects to be worked on over the season and beyond. The workshop is free of charge. Limited to 18 participants.

RSVP here by June 29, 5pm

Presentation (Saturday, October 13): This is an opportunity to present the current state of projects initiated in the workshop—these may be fully developed projects or updates on the work in-progress and can be a space for feedback, resource sharing, or a final presentation.

Workshop Specifics:

Friday, July 13

9am Meet at the Governors Island Ferry Terminal (Battery Maritime Building)

12-1pm Lunch (Explore the Island)

You may bring a lunch (we have a refrigerator which sort of works) or purchase lunch from one of the many vendors on the island

4:00pm End of workshop

4:30pm Return Ferry

You may stay longer - the last ferry leaves the island at 10pm.


The Power of Ten is led by Carolyn Hall, Clarinda Mac Low, and Eve Mosher

Taking place at Nolan Park, House 5B, Governors Island


More about Works on Water & Underwater New York Water Residency


About the facilitators:

Carolyn Hall is a freelance dancer/performer, historical marine ecologist/researcher, certified instructor with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and board member of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance (iLAND).

Clarinda Mac Low is an interdisciplinary artist whose work investigates social constructs and the corporeal experience. Mac Low is co-founder and Executive Director of Culture Push, an experimental organization that links artistic practice and civic engagement, and co-founder of Works on Water.

Eve Mosher is an interdisciplinary artist focused on collaboration, facilitation and urban waterways. She is a co-founder of Works on Water and an advisor to ArtPlace/One Water on their Water, Culture, Art program.