Minnesota Public Radio recently reported that Jackie Brookner is advising and supporting the inhabitants of the City of Fargo in North Dakota on a major ecological art project funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.Â The focus of the project is making use of a drainage basin, built to deal with heavy summer rains, as year round facilities for the community.
Thereâ€™s an interview with Brookner on the NEA blog and if you prefer listening to reading, you can hear her on the Social Practices Art Network.
In the UK Chris Druryâ€™s Heart of Reeds in Lewes, West Sussex, is probably a comparable project.Â This constructed environment remediates industrial pollution whilst providing recreational space and managing rain water.
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