On Top of the World
Annie Block, Mark McMenamin, and Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 10/1/2011 6:19:00 PM
The Cape Farewell Project has shepherded artists, writers, and musicians on seven expeditions up to the High Arctic region and one expedition down to the Andes. With the world's most conspicuous examples of global warming as a backdrop, founder David Buckland challenges participants to communicate the phenomenon of climate change through arts and letters. Work by 25 diverse talents who heeded the call-novelist Ian McEwan among them-is now at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, where "U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change" runs through December 15. Cocurated by Buckland and University of the Arts London professor Chris Wainwright, the exhibition spans photography, drawing, sculpture, video, and audio. "We're inviting audiences to imagine their own relationship to climate change in ways that encourage behavioral change," Buckland says. Dovetailing public programs include performances and panel discussions at Parsons as well as off-site studio tours.