Hemlock Hospice: Landscape, Ecology, Art, and Design

Tuesday, May 29 @ 6:00 p.m.

Athol Public Library to host
Hemlock Hospice: Landscape, Ecology, Art, and Design
Co-presented by
David Buckley Borden (Artist/Designer) and
Aaron M. Ellison (Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest)

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Program Room

Free and Open to the Public

Registration Required

This free talk focuses on the intersection of ecology, art, and design as viewed through the lens of the Hemlock Hospice project at the Harvard Forest. Hemlock Hospice is an art-based interpretive trail conceived and developed by David Buckley Borden, Aaron M. Ellison, and their team of interdisciplinary collaborators.

On view through November 2018, this immersive site-specific science-communication project tells the story of the ongoing demise of the eastern hemlock tree at the hands (and mouth) of a tiny aphid-like insect, the hemlock wooly adelgid.

While telling the story of the loss of eastern hemlock, the project addresses larger issues of climate change, human impact, and the future of New England forests.

The talk includes an overview of the Hemlock Hospice project from the complementary perspectives of science, art, and design, and also addresses the practical challenges of creating and realizing such interdisciplinary projects.

More info on the Hemlock Hospice can be found at http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/hemlockhospice.
Please call the library at 978.249.9515 to reserve your spot.

Made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Athol Public Library