Ipi Fernandez: Community Science and Water Justice

Isidora Fernandez studied social communication (PUC), graduated in Ecotourism Management (UNAB) and did a Masters degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication at UPF-BSM. During the last years, she worked coordinating the Arts&Science department of Science For Change as creative producer, developing exhibits, designing science experiences, participatory workshops and creative data collection methodologies for citizen science studies.

Science For Change is a Spanish organization based in Barcelona. They work on citizen science projects, promoting collaborative science.

Program background: Isidora Fernandez will be our first Rubin Family Foundation Artist Resident at NATURE Lab. She will be in residence between June 21-July 21 2023 to work with the North Troy community. This residency will help lay the foundation for the future of NATURE Lab in North Troy by creating collaborative partnerships and programs that lead to creative solutions around our mission for social and environmental justice. 

NATURE Lab has distinguished itself as a space that embraces the interdisciplinary areas of art and science. These art/sci practices place a distinct focus on an experiential engagement with life, seeking to catalyze innovative collaborations that draw attention to aspects of the natural world that might otherwise go unnoticed. This area of art/sci thinks about the

role of science in society, how we can all get involved, what stories we tell, and how to actively integrate social reflection and critical awareness.

NATURE Lab Coordinator, Kathy High, will lead this new initiative. This program promotes artists whose work focuses not just on art and science, but also on some aspect of the political moment we are in, acknowledging racial and environmental justice issues. Our focus this summer will be on Troy water quality.

Isidora will lead a public workshop at NATURE Lab on July 12th, 2023.

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