The House of Solutions is where creativity makes climate solutions come to life! Programs combine arts, culture and science-based learning to inspire environmental action and engage visitors with ongoing exhibits, workshops and residency programs from the Human Impacts Institute, as well as weekly presentations and talks from metro-area Climate Reality leaders. Visitors will be able to engage with diverse leaders from the arts, policy, science and beyond, while connecting with the ways they can make a difference.
Climate Change Escape Room
Saturdays-Sundays, September 7-22, 11AM-5PM
The Human Impacts Institute artist-in-residence group, the Overview Collective in collaboration with Clue Chase, an escape room company based in midtown, will produce a fun and engaging climate change themed escape room that touches on OneNYC 2050: Green New Deal initiatives. This room will be full of unique puzzles and clues designed to be 15-20 mins and give players a chance to interact with solar, wind, recycling and other aspects of sustainability in order to change the course of climate change in NYC! After the game, visitors will receive further information about the different ways they can take action locally and in their communities.
Dear Ocean Reading Series
Saturday, September 21, 3-5PM
Join Artist-in-Residence Kwame Opoku-Duku and the Unbnd Collective for the climate-inspired poetry reading series “Dear Ocean”. This series centers around themes of climate change and the environment! Dear Ocean September Edition will feature poetry that speaks to climate change and the environment, with readings from Timothy Donnelly (The New Yorker, Boston Review), Maggie Millner (The New Yorker, Tin House), Kyle Carrero Lopez (Poetry Magazine, Pigeon Pages), and Allison Albino (Poetry Northwest, Pigeon Pages)!
Cartographies of the Mind
Saturday-Sunday, September 28-29, 11AM-5PM
Cartographies of the Mind” is a participatory installation which visualizes the brain waves of viewers as they contemplate climate change, pollution, and their relationship to planet Earth. As the viewer’s brain waves reflect thought patterns over a changing aesthetic spectrum, they become the agent for the creation of the art experience, revealing the multi-layered internal compositions of the landscape of the mind. Cartographies of the Mind is created by artists Judith Modrak and Julia Buntaine Hoel. This project is made possible by the generous support of Emotiv, and in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.
Bamboo Magic: Resilient & Sustainable with 1001 Uses
Sunday, October 13, 1-3PM
Join Climate Reality to explore the 1001 uses of bamboo! Bamboo grows quickly and very well in degraded land. With the Climate Crisis here now it’s time that we discover how we can take advantage of this sustainable and resilient grass with its powerful properties. See how it substitutes for other natural resources which are fast being depleted while it captures and stores vast amounts of carbon dioxide. This event will look at bamboo in the home, school, workplace and more. You’ll be amazed at how it replaces steel in buildings and plays many other parts in construction. And now, even bicycle frames and helmets are made of bamboo too!
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