Proteus Gowanus » combined overflow An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Combined Overflow Roundtable Discussion Wed, 14 May 2014 20:34:12 +0000 Friday, May 23, 7-9pm
Free wine and refreshments

Join us for a roundtable discussion with several artists from our current Water exhibition, Combined Overflow. They will discuss creative collaborations on the Newtown Creek and Gowanus Canal and consider new ideas for how to engage with Superfund Sites, urban waterfronts and environmental pollution in Brooklyn and beyond.

Participants include George Trakas, designer of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk; artist Willis Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance and North Brooklyn Boat Club; engineer Jeff Laut of the Brooklyn Atlantis robot project; photographer Mitch Waxman; media artist Jan Mun; and artist/scientist Jenifer Wightman.

Panel moderators will be the Combined Overflow curators, Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright, creators of The Newtown Creek Armada. Join the discussion and view Combined Overflow before it closes on May 25!




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Create your own Square Foot Stormwater Garden Sun, 11 May 2014 21:08:22 +0000 Saturday, May 31 from 12 PM – 3 PM
$50 registration fee, $40 for GCC members

In conjunction with the exhibition Combined Overflow on view now at Proteus Gowanus, Greenlab Studio is hosting a build-it-yourself workshop at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy Salt Lot on how to construct a square foot stormwater garden module. Come out and learn how to build these gardens and return home with a module of your own!
square foot gardens

As featured in the April 2014 issue of Dwell Magazine, these stormwater garden modules can be installed on any outdoor vertical surface such as a fence, a brick wall, or even a fire escape. In addition to providing valuable green space in any urban environment, they help capture rainwater before it enters our frequently overburdened stormwater system.

$50 registration fee, $40 for GCC members. All tools and materials are provided.
Click here to register

The Salt Lot is at the Dept of Sanitation lot at the end of Second Avenue, at the corner of Fifth St, where it dead ends into the canal.




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