Exhibition: Bridging the Gulf: Intersections of Geology, Biology, and Environmental Justice
Bridging the Gulf: Intersections of Geology, Biology, and Environmental Justice showcases the succession and interconnectivity of geology, race, agriculture, marine biology, and change over time. This work is created by Kailani Acosta, PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This exhibition bridges the gulf of our understanding of the connections between race and environmental change in the Gulf Coast region, the Black Belt of the Southern US, and beyond. The works in this series portray these themes through a three-part story: 1) How the Cretaceous coastline created cotton fields; 2) Connections between race, agriculture, biology, and environmental justice; and 3) The most burdened and least included groups; the proliferation of exclusion.
Along with an amazing team of supporters, the exhibition features pieces inspired by scientific maps, biological cultures, and publicly available data. The exhibition opening is Friday, February 9th.
Refreshments, snacks, and opportunities for conversations and community will be provided.
For more information please visit: https://www.bridgingthegulfexhibition.com/
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University in the City of New York