Gudrun Lock
Gudrun Lock

Faculty member Gudrun Lock received a Collaboration Incubator residency in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman Art Museum.

Since May of 2019, Lock has been speaking with industry professionals, the public, and researchers about planting a dense vegetation barrier between Shoreham Yards and residential housing in Northeast Minneapolis.

The question of using living beings as mediators between industry and residents is very complex–involving scientific, cultural, and ethical questions at once. To explore these complexities, Lock is interested in developing conversations with atmospheric chemists; hydrologists; soil, forestry, and geo-engineering researchers; as well as folklorists, tribal elders, and anthropologists to create new thinking around pollution, biodiversity, land use, and the role of storytelling in shaping our relationship to the natural world.

Update: Lock's project has revieved support from the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in the form of seed funding.

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