Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory, Inc.


Jones/Ginzel, Bassuk and Logan at 10/27 WALK








Ellen Driscoll & Benjamin Miller / Juliette Spertus

The density of commercial activity in stark contrast to the bucolic greenery of Madison Sq. Park provides a compelling area to discuss the ramifications of our trash and disposable culture.

23rd Street & Broadway - Madison Sq. Park

Noon- 1:15

Marco Antonio Castro & Franco Montalto

Will demonstrate and provide an analysis of Castro's proposed Bus Roots, a plan to outfit MTA busses with green roofs to mitigate storm-water runoff and the heat-island effect.

173rd Street & Broadway

1:45 - 2:45

Matthew Jensen & Patrick Kinney / Robin Whyatt
Will discuss the environmental factors that affect air quality and health on a route that begins at NY Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center, continues along to the George Washington Bridge and on to the bus terminal at 178th Street and its surrounding residences, and ends at highest point in Manhattan.

NW Corner Broadway & 168th Street



BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (B/CaLL), a project by Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory (MM/CaLL), is an initiative to make sustainability tangible through the arts by means of collaborations between artists / designers, scientists and citizens.



Shifting Domains: Artists Respond to the Threatened Ecological Commons

Tuesday, November 19, 6PM at the Robert Rauschenberg Project Space (455 West 19th Street)

Including: Moderator Suzaan Boettger, art historian and critic, Julie Reiss, author of From Margins to Center, The Spaces of Installation Art., artist Matthew Jensen, scientist Patrick Kinney, and artist Mary Miss. 


For reservations and more information contact: Olivia Georgia

E: / P: (212) 966-4287 / M: 917-886-4735


The CaLL/WALKS have been made possible with support by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in partnership with Marfa Dialogues/NY, an examination of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice taking place this October and November 2013 in New York City. Marfa Dialogues/NY is a collaboration between the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation and will feature more than 20 Program Partners, including MM/CaLL ~ BROADWAY: 1000 Steps, and a spectrum of exhibitions, performance, and interdisciplinary discussions at the intersection of the arts and climate change. 



NSF MARY MISS/CITY AS LIVING LABORATORY receives $1.2 million of $2.9 million in 

NSF award to Butler University for 

Indianapolis/City as Living Laboratory (i/CaLL) 

Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory will receive $1.2 million from a $2.9 million major National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to The Center for Urban Ecology(CUE) at Butler University. The funds will support the creation of Indianapolis/City as Living Laboratory (i/CaLL) installations along six Indianapolis waterways where art/science collaborations will be used to educate the public about the City's water system.


The - i/CaLL application was one of 13 selected from more than 400 proposals. Grant requests could not exceed $3 million.   


Mary Miss states, "This grant will allow us to build on FLOW (Can You See the River) the project we collaborated on in 2011, which brought attention to the White River. It is a significant opportunity to advance the City as Living Laboratory Framework to make sustainability tangible through the arts.  I am honored to receive such generous funding and look forward to realizing a concept that will engage citizens on multiple levels - sensitizing them to the environment and providing them with knowledge that will help them be better stewards of their city and its vital waterways."


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