Free

Field Guides for the Future!: A Free Art Workshop

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse

214 North Lexington Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

View Map

Event description

Description

Join us for this free, all-ages workshop inspired by the We Are Nature exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History!

Explore the idea of making a "Field Guide for the Future," a creative journal that documents your experience living in the Anthropocene. What is the Anthropocene? It's the proposed new geologic age brought about by humans' impact on the planet. Can you find evidence for a new geologic age? What do you think about your relationship with nature? Explore these ideas by making your Field Guide and recording your thoughts and observations about humans, nature and our changing planet.

Learn bookmaking techniques and use specially selected reclaimed materials from Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. You will have the chance to make your first entries in your Field Guide by studying curated "specimens" from Creative Reuse. At the end of the workshop, we will take our field guides outside for a short walk to Shiloh Farm, a Grow Pittsburgh production site. There, we will have a tour of how an urban farm interacts with the environment, as well as adaptation strategies for our changing climate.

This is sure to be a great time, with opportunities to visit Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and an urban farm! You will also be provided a resource guide with ideas for other cool projects! Please RSVP to save your spot.

This project is made possible by funding from the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) and National Science Foundation.

Information about CUSP:

The Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation, and coordinated locally by Carnegie Museum of Natural History, that aims at changing climate conversation in urban settings. More info about CUSP at http://www.cuspproject.org.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse

214 North Lexington Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved