The Visible and the Invisible:
An Artist and a Scientist in Conversation with an Urban Stream
Carsten Prasse, environmental chemist
Jordan Tierney, environmental artist
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
View a recording of the event HERE.
Urban streams are often polluted and neglected waterways, yet they remain essential refuges for urban wildlife, places to nurture ecological care and imagination.
Here’s a live conversation alongside Baltimore’s Herring Run stream: on perception and imagination in both art and science, on how to understand environmental degradation through creative and analytical methods.
Jordan Tierney is a Baltimore-based artist who sculpts from nature, working with wood carvings and salvaged materials. A professor at Johns Hopkins University, Carsten Prasse studies contaminants in the urban water cycle and their impact on environmental and human health.