[Research] Common Ground: Art, Data, and Ecology

Common Ground: Art, Data, and Ecology at New York State Field Stations

A new report provides an overview of opportunities, resources, and potential for collaboration between the arts and environmental science to inform the public and benefit communities.

Harvestworks announces the publication of a new report that assesses the potential for collaboration in New York State between the arts and field stations: places and programs where scientific researchers conduct long-term studies of diverse ecosystems.

Over the past decade, there have been well-documented efforts to bring art and environmental science together at field stations across the country, including artist residencies and collaborative, transdisciplinary projects. Efforts to coordinate and promote such collaborations are increasing.


Common Ground provides an overview of how and where transdisciplinary work is taking place in NYS, and makes recommendations to encourage further opportunities for artists that, when combined with environmental research, can aid engage the public, encourage environmental stewardship, and benefit communities.

The 28-page report can be downloaded HERE

Common Ground is being published by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and The New York City Urban Field Station (a partnership of the US Forest Service, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Natural Areas Conservancy) and was made possible with funding from the New York State Regional Economic Development Councils and The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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