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Bridging the Gulf: Intersections of Geology, Biology, and Environmental Justice

Climate Series

dateFebruary 9, 2024 timeFriday, 6:00pm EST locationPersona Studio, 202b Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Solomonoff Architecture Studio
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Columbia Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia Arts and Sciences Graduate Council
  • Kailani Acosta (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Joerg Schaefer (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
email address [email protected]
  • Free and open to the public
  • RSVP suggested
map of the usa

Bridging the Gulf: Intersections of Geology, Biology, and Environmental Justice showcases the succession and interconnectivity of geology, race, agriculture, marine biology, and change over time. This work is created by Kailani Acosta, PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This exhibition bridges the gulf of our understanding of the connections between race and environmental change in the Gulf Coast region, the Black Belt of the Southern US, and beyond. The works in this series portray these themes through a three-part story: 1) How the Cretaceous coastline created cotton fields; 2) Connections between race, agriculture, biology, and environmental justice; and 3) The most burdened and least included groups; the proliferation of exclusion.

Along with an amazing team of supporters, the exhibition features pieces inspired by scientific maps, biological cultures, and publicly available data. The exhibition opening is Friday, February 9th.

Refreshments, snacks, and opportunities for conversations and community will be provided.