Art + Science + Action Partnerships Cohort

Program Contact

Lisa Schwartz

lisa.h.schwartz@colorado.edu

CU Boulder graduate students in the arts, sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary programs, and artists and arts organizations in Colorado make up the Art + Science + Action Partnerships 2021–22 cohort. In the spring and summer of 2022, cohort members will develop and facilitate collaborative art + science + action projects that utilize a set of Guidelines for Art + Science Partnerships, and other resources, to address interrelated social and environmental community issues connected to climate change in Colorado.

The program is co-organized by the Office for Outreach and Engagement and Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA). Contact program co-leads Lisa Schwartz, at the office or Charlotte LaSasso at BCAA with your questions.

  • Boulder Woonerf, a community zine

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

    Additional Info

    Carolyn Kerchof, lead. Boulder Woonerf is the first issue of a community zine. Published out of the Junkyard Social Club in Boulder, the zine issue explores community planning topics relating to transportation, housing, and communal space in Boulder. The written and visual content for the zine is drawn from 3 all-ages workshops that took place at the Junkyard Social Club in spring 2022.

  • Climate Instruments

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Jiffer Harriman, lead. A series to spur new artworks that come from artist, technologist and science collaborations. Members of the these communities are invited to learn about and discuss new ways of thinking about climate data and our daily actions that can impact the future. We will create a curated list of data sources and community interests and hold a series of workshops and events.

  • Community Crochet: Bringing the Coast to Colorado

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info


    Team lead: Aislyn Keyes, PhD Candidate, E-Bio. This project that brings together, through a series of workshops, marine scientists from CU, community members, and yarn artists to co-create an interactive,yarn diorama that depicts the complex connections between coastal communities and Colorado.

  • Cultivating Resilience

    Location

    in colorado

    Louisville

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Team members: Amy Hoagland, Summer King, Jullian Young
    Cultivating Resilience is a multi-elemental exhibition reflecting on the shared idea: Humans can cultivate hope and resilience through climate crisis. This exhibition is united by air quality concerns— we found ourselves reflecting on the unique abilities of plants to survive, thrive, and even improve the air around them after crises.

  • Live Water: Nature has Rights

    Location

    in colorado

    Grand Lake

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Not Applicable

    Additional Info

    Lead: Ken Fucik. Project will include a Live Water Event with water events, speeches, and a live music and brewfest on July 16, 2022 followed by an art and science exhibit and Film Festival to be held indoors on July 17. The water crisis is real, we are all part of the problem and the solution that we should be looking to adopting a public policy that acts upon a belief that Nature has rights.

  • Rocky Mountain Wildlife: Animals and Advocates

    Location

    in colorado

    Steamboat Springs

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Jill Bergman, Lead. Through interviewing people who work around wildlife and combining their experiences, animal facts, and original artwork, I share with the public an understanding of wildlife and their habitat. These animals are being impacted by habitat loss and climate change. I’d like to inspire people to protect biodiversity and better understand the wild animals that are part of Colorado.

  • THE END – a bus tour of Denver’s climate future

    Location

    in colorado

    Denver

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Not Applicable

    Additional Info

    Control Group Productions, Patrick Mueller (direction, performance, scripting)
    Caroline Sharkey (asst direction, choreography, performance)
    Across three acts and seven sites, this immersive hijacking of a traditional civic bus tour takes audiences on an interactive expedition in a custom renovated apocalyptic school bus, through a city bending under the weight of escalating climate catastrophe.

  • The Ecosophical Library: Ecological Design Thinking for Regenerative Futures

    Location

    in colorado

    Denver

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Susan Atkinson, lead. Located along the South Platte River, the Ecosophical Library—a new branch library for the Globeville neighborhood—will bring together artists, architects, scientists, writers, historians, indigenous knowledge holders, and community members to engage in ecological design thinking for regenerative futures within climate change.

  • The River: Every Last Drop

    Location

    in colorado

    Trinidad

    Dates

    Ongoing

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

    Additional Info

    Marilyn Leuszler, lead. High mountain lakes provide Trinidad’s water supply (recreation agricultural and natural beauty). Water is a premium commodity along the Purgatoire River, cautiously utilized for agricultural and economic purposes; those living in the city often take it for granted as an expected and inexpensive right. This project encourages policy conversations between local users.

Sponsoring Units

  • Division of Continuing Education

  • Office for Outreach and Engagement

Program Partners

  • Boulder County Arts Alliance

Audiences Served

  • Adult Learners
  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Historically Excluded/Marginalized/Non-dominant Group(s)
  • Immigrant Individuals/Communities
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • People Of Color
  • Rural Communities
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • Urban Communities