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Public Exhibits Merge Data, Science Communication, & Design

November 1, 2018
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Warming Warning Exhibit

Two art exhibits on view now at Harvard Forest and Harvard University are bringing pressing science issues to the fore and promoting public discussions about future change.

Both exhibits were co-created in a unique collaboration by 2016-2017 Bullard Fellow David Buckley Borden and HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison.

Hemlock Hospice is an 18-piece sculpture exhibit embedded in a long-term research area at Harvard Forest, meant to immerse audiences in the story of pest invasion and decline in eastern hemlock forests across the eastern seaboard. The exhibit will be on view for public exploration through November 18, 2018.

The exhibit has been featured widely in the media and is the subject of a short documentary created by Faizal Wetscot, Devin Chaganis, and Casey Keenan, debuted at a public event in the Fisher Museum on October 6, 2018.

Warming Warning, on view in Harvard's Science Center Plaza through December 7, 2018, is a 5-ton sculpture made of timbers sustainability harvested and milled at the Harvard Forest. It depicts global data on more than a century of rising temperatures, and poses several potential future temperature scenarios based on climate action we take today. 

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