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Council Two: An Altered World

Council Two
AN ALTERED WORLD
Why is it happening, and what does it mean for Earth and for humans?
May 8 & 9, 2014
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, Springfield, New Hampshire

At the second Council, members heard from Maya Lin (via video) and Susi Moser (in person) on how they tell the story of what climate change means – Maya Lin through art in her ongoing sixth memorial project (What is Missing?) and Susi Moser as a climate scientist in her role as a co-lead author of the coastal chapter of the National Climate Assessment (NCA), which she presented at the White House on May 6, 2104. The Council considered their own stories about climate change and its potential impacts, and asked what the natural world itself offers as counsel at this time.

Interview
What is Missing?
Maya Lin
, artist
April 7, 2014 at Maya Lin Studio

In this interview, Maya Lin speaks about her sixth and last memorial project, What is Missing?, a series of works that raise awareness of the massive species extinction underway around the world. She also “imagines plausible future scenarios that balance human needs with the needs of the natural world”; these concerns will be shared in an upcoming project Greenprint (2015).

Maya Lin is a world-renowned artist and designer, best known for her design of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Her studio is in New York City.