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Location: Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive at 145th Street
Each day the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in northern Manhattan processes approximately 170 million gallons of waste—just a fraction of New York City’s total daily sewage. Join artist Lize Mogel for a potluck picnic and talk in Riverbank State Park, a public green space built on top of the North River plant, as she discusses the fascinating inside story of where our waste travels. Mogel’s work explores the intersection of art and cultural geography, and her current project explores the geography of sewage infrastructure.
This is a free event. For the potluck we will provide the essentials: plates, utensils, cups, and napkins. We ask that guests bring a dish or drink to share. Feel free to invite your friends and fellow artists and urbanists. Please RSVP here.
Co-sponsored by the Design Trust for Public Space.
Presented on the occasion of Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art, organized by the Curatorial Studies Program of the Whitney Independent Study Program.