Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
First floor, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street
ReSeeding the City: Ethnobotany in the Urban
Drawing from indigenous, cross-cultural, and Western knowledge traditions, artists, academics, designers, urban planners, farmers, botanists, and herbalists will share their perspectives on the entwined lives of humans, plants, and other life forms in urban New England.
Sam Coren, PhD Student, Department of American Studies, Brown University
Aja Grande, PhD Student, Department of History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society (HASTS), MIT
Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor of American Studies, Brown University
Guides of plant workshop
Lorén Spears, Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum
Silvermoon LaRose, Assistant Director, Tomaquag Museum
Mary Blue, Clinical Herbalist and Manager, Farmacy Herbs
Myrna Cabán Lezcano, Associate Director of Education and Cultural Organizing, The High Line
Sue AnderBois, Director of Food Strategy, City of Providence
Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown University
Brian Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, City of Providence
Keely Curliss, Farmer, Brookwood Community Farm Youth Development
Specialist, Root Crew, Greater Boston
Peter Del Tredici, Professor emeritus, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Senior Research Scientist and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Applied Ecology and Planning, MIT
Rebecca Uchill, Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Art Education, Art History and Media Studies, UMass Dartmouth
ReSeeding the City is generously supported in part by the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University; the Department of American Studies, Brown University; Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art; Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth; Providence Tourism Council; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; Rhode Island State Council for the Arts; Rhode Island Wild Plant Society; the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Brown University; and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University.