Land Arts of the American West – Gila River Collaborative
Gather at the Gila River to #DareToImagine a better future: #GilaRiver
Gila River, New Mexico at 33° 3’41.17″N, 108°29’59.16″W
From October 10 – 15, Land Arts of the American West from the University of New Mexico along with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC.us) and organizations across the country, will invite the public to take part in radical acts of imagination. Land Arts of the American West (LAAW) students along with the Gila River community will #DareToImagine a resilient river and a world where creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, and improvisation can address our daunting collective/ecologic challenges. Our Imagination Station will be based out of our LAAW base camp located along the Gila River as we collaboratively investigate the river’s ecology and together, produce a creative response countering potential river diversion development. On October 15, we will present the final culminating project at the Gila River.
When: October 10 – 15, 2015
Where: Gila River, New Mexico at 33° 3’41.17″N, 108°29’59.16″W
What: Land Arts of the American West – Gila River Collaboration
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/896301453794661/
Land Arts of the American West will be Emissaries from the Future engaging people and the more-than-human in envisioning the world they hope to inhabit and—looking back from the future—celebrating the work they did to get there. The resulting texts, images, videos, and more will be uploaded to an online platform, yielding a crowd-sourced vision of the future, inspiring art, policy, and community action.
Land Arts of the American West (http://landarts.unm.edu/) is an interdisciplinary field-based art and ecology program at the University of New Mexico that engages with the ecology of place across the American Southwest. The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) is not an official government agency. It is a people-powered movement dedicated to cultivating empathy, equity, and social imagination.
For more information visit http://usdac.us/dare-to-imagine/