Combining Art and Science for a “Green” Initiative
University students in Professor Nicole Davi’s course Environmental Factors in Land Use collaborated on a mobile garden art project with artist Tattfoo Tan, who specializes in
ecology-based themes. The course is designed to help students think about issues of ecology, sustainability, and community engagement. Using wheeled objects such as carts, skateboards, and vacuum cleaners, along with containers, soil, and plants, they created rolling gardens to spread awareness about recycling and urban gardens. Their artworks, along with those of Tan and other artists, are included in the University Galleries exhibition, Living Together: Nurturing Nature in the Built Environment, which runs through May 13.
Watch the students create their mobile gardens: click here