Postponed: Spring Break: Survival!

 

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Spend your spring break at NYSCI learning about the city!

After you enjoy our current exhibit, Survival: The Exhibition, come experience “Local Advisory: Did You Know We’re Near Water?” a project by local artist Cody Herrmann. This pop-up program, located next to NYSCI’s water-focused exhibition Connected Worlds, allows participants to think about survival skills in relation to urban ecology and the local impacts of climate change, as well as learn about the local waterways in the community.

Local Advisory: Did You Know We’re Near Water?
Inspired by shoreline conditions and projected sea level rise around the Flushing Waterways and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Local Advisory is a multifaceted project about NYSCI’s nearby river, Flushing Creek, with activities led by local artist and community organizer Cody Herrmann:

  • Participate in short presentations about Flushing Creek
  • Role play to transform into components of urban shorelines, such as oysters, seagrass, buildings, pylons and highways
  • Better understand the impacts of climate change, pollution, sea level rise and the importance of coastal resilience
  • Learn about advocacy options with postcard and button-making. Each day will feature a different local environmental organization to talk about their work and ways for you to put your new knowledge into practice

 
About Cody Herrmann
Cody Herrmann is a New York City-based artist and community organizer with an interest in participatory design methods, public space and urban resilience. Through multidisciplinary arts, community engagement exercises and grassroots organizing, she applies an iterative, human-centered approach to environmental problem solving. Since 2014, Cody’s work has revolved around her hometown of Flushing, Queens, creating a series of projects critiquing policy related to land use and environmental planning in areas surrounding Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek. This ongoing series of socially engaged work has led her to collaborate on all-ages public programs with numerous environmental and civic groups working locally in Queens.

Cody is currently a More Art Engaging Artist Fellow, and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Jerome Foundation Artist in Residency Fellow. She has participated in the Works on Water / Underwater New York artist in residency program, and has been a recipient of the Waterfront Alliance City of Water Day Award. She has presented work as part of Open Engagement, and has been featured in Hyperallergic. Cody holds an undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA from Social Practice Queens at CUNY Queens College.

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