Re-cognizing Life: Using Sidewalk Photography to Heighten Sensitivity to Everyday Nature
Guest Speaker: Molly Steinwald
Hiking, camping, and even trips to the local city park can increase people’s connection with nature but are difficult to fit in to busy lives with regularity. Guest speaker, Molly Steinwald, presents strategies for using artistic photography to increase people’s daily connection with nature through heightening their awareness of mundane ‘sidewalk’ nature – small-scale nature encountered while fulfilling their everyday obligations in the built environment. In addition to being Director of Science Education and Research at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Molly is Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers and an internationally award-winning and exhibited photographer.
Directions and Parking:
The meeting will take place in the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) Classroom which is located on the facility’s first floor. The main Conservatory entrance will be closed, as this meeting takes place after normal hours; to access the CSL, follow Frew Street (located between the Oakland/Schenley Park bridge and the Christopher Columbus statue), which will take you around the Conservatory to the lower campus. Guest parking spaces are available on your left as you approach the CSL.