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Environmental Forum and CEE Seminar Series | Working Art Works: Artful Collaborations with Nature and Engineering

March 30, 2021 - 12:30pm
Virtual Event

Working Art Works: Artful Collaborations with Nature and Engineering
Stacy Levy

Eco-Artist Stacy Levy has been collaborating with nature as well as Engineers, Landscape Architects and Ecologists, to make artworks that create both solutions and places that celebrate nature. How can artists and engineers work collaboratively across disciplines to capture the power of nature and harness the natural process— to create new ways to solve site issues like stormwater runoff and water pollution? This lecture will address how art can create ecological legibility as well as ecological solutions. By embracing change, observing and mimicking the action of natural processes, art can begin to make real changes to the environment. She will show her many rain infiltration works as well as projects that mitigate water pollution and shoreline erosion.

Stacy Levy is an artist who works with rain. Her projects give a home to rain on many sites, from parking lots to nature centers. She also works to make visible how watersheds are the capillaries of the land, carrying precious rainwater from sky to the sea. She has worked with design teams on many awarding winning projects including the Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh PA, which was recently awarded its Living Building Challenge certification and Washington Avenue Green in Philadelphia PA with Biohabitats Inc.

Stacy graduated with a BA from Yale University and got her MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She began her work as an urban forester in the Mid Atlantic region. Stacy has been awarded the Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, Penn Future Award for Women in Conservation and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

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