Join us on Tuesday, May 2, for a captivating salon led by EcoArt Project founder, Pino Fortunato, as we view and discuss Justin Brice Guariglia's AFTER NATURE exhibition and learn about Greenland's latest scientific findings by Columbia University professor and NASA Adjunct Scientist, Marco Tedesco.
This salon is hosted by Victoria Anstead of TWOTHIRTYONE Projects.
231 Tenth Avenue
New York City
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The EcoArt Project mission is to increase public awareness and education surrounding our ecosystems in order to propel solutions toward sustainable progress. Art and design are used to gravitate people together. The EcoArt Project Salon Series is a program of insightful discussions related to the environment, conceived to generate curiosity and engagement by mixing art and design with science and technology. Each salon is thoughtfully curated to bring together speakers of diverse backgrounds in an effort to inspire creative ideas, develop meaningful relationships, and build a community of powerful leaders. This program is intended to offer a culturally-elevating and entertaining experience while engaging new minds to participate in the life and development of the organization. Following the discussion, attendees are invited for cocktails and conversations.
About Justin Brice Guariglia
Transdisciplinary in nature, Justin Brice Guariglia is a contemporary visual artist who regularly collaborates with philosophers and scientists to unearth the complexities of our rapidly changing world. Guariglia is a Howard Foundation Fellow in Photography at Brown University (2017-2018). His use of materials, processes, and scale, inform and shape his work, forging new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us. Beginning in 2015, Guariglia joined NASA flight missions over Greenland, capturing the morphing topography of rapidly changing glacial ice sheets. His exhibition, AFTER NATURE, combines his own large-scale, highly detailed aerial landscape photographs with unique processes that incorporate painting, printmaking, and sculptural elements to create works embodying on a conceptual, physical, and material level the complexity of the Anthropocene, the age in which humankind has left its indelible mark on the face of the entire planet. Guariglia recently launched AFTER ICE, a chilling app inspired by his work with NASA, designed to simulate rising sea levels as a result of climate change, using NASA and NPCC data. Learn more about AFTER ICE in this article published by Fast Company: https://goo.gl/xMH6WU
About Marco Tedesco, PhD
Dr. Marco Tedesco is a Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Adjunct Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS). He took his ME and PhD in Italy, then moved to NASA, where he spent five years as a postdoc and research scientist. In 2009, he moved to the City College of New York as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. While at CCNY, he served as a Program Officer at the Polar Program of the National Science Foundation for 2 1/2 years. In January 2016, he accepted his current position at Columbia University. Dr. Tedesco’s research interests concern remote sensing of the cryosphere, regional climate modeling of the polar regions, and high-latitude fieldwork.
About Victoria Anstead, LEED-AP
Victoria is the founder and president of TACTICAL AESTHETICS which conceives, produces, and manages international multimedia projects that connect people to place. By identifying and harnessing preeminent thinkers and creators in art, design, science, and technology, she creates vehicles that engage the hearts and minds of audiences. The company has evolved from Anstead’s more than twenty-five years as a curator and advisor in contemporary art. Anstead began her career in international management consulting and banking and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Anstead has advised on major master plans for the creation of and re-imagining of districts and cities in the US and abroad, such as New York City’s Water Street and the East River Esplanade and Bahrain Bay in Manama, Bahrain.