While conducting research at Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic in New York, SFN took a water sample from the Gowanus Canal, a heavily polluted canal in Brooklyn – now officialy listed as a federal government ‘SuperFund’ site.
Then, as part of our presentation at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, we looked at this sample through the microscope and projected what we could see onto drawing paper. To learn more about SFN’s drawing-as-biomonitoring technique, students from Natalie Jeremikenjo’s Xdesign class then created their own collaborative drawing (with oil pastels) based on this Gowanus sample.
SFN is now in planning stages to create a long-term drawing-as-biomonitoring project in collaboration with Natalie Jeremijenko and Tega Brain. Stay tuned!