The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents artist Brooke Singer.
Brooke Singer engages science, technology, politics and arts practices. Her work lives “on” and “off” line in the form of websites, photographs, hardware, visualizations, performances, installations and social spaces. She is interested in negotiating between worlds characterized as either natural or social because design in the age of the Anthropocene requires both scientific and cultural modes of inquiry. She is a serial collaborator and her partners include government, academic, cultural and business entities. She is interested in taking knowledge out of its “home” context to open up discourse, reframe ideas and allow for distinctly new possibilities. She is associate professor of new media at SUNY Purchase, a co-founder of the former collective Preemptive Media and co-founder of La Casita Verde in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is in the collections of of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Microsoft and Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy.
Singer will discuss her newest collaboration, Carbon Sponge, a platform to explore carbon sequestration in urban soils as a means to tackle the urgent problems of food security and anthropogenic climate change. Carbon Sponge is the first carbon sequestration study initiated by non-scientists in an urban area with a focus on numerous, small plots of land distributed over large areas with dense populations. Partners include the New York Hall of Science, CUNY Graduate Center’s Advanced Scientific Research Center and NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation.
Admission is free.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Black Box Theatre is located on the ground floor — please click here for additional information.