MaryMiss/City As Living Laboratory--Art & Ecology Walking Tour

This fall, Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory continues its BROADWAY: 1000 Steps project with a series of public walks initiated in 2012 at the invitation of the Municipal Art Society. Two days of walks, in October and November, will be led by artist/scientist teams. Beginning at three hubs along the 18 mile length of Manhattan's main artery, Broadway, at Bowling Green, 23rd Street, and 168th Street, the artist and scientist duos will discuss a variety of environmental challenges along the Broadway corridor, with particular focus on surrounding neighborhoods.


Sunday, October 27, 12-4PM beginning at Bowling Green

Sunday, November 10, 12-4PM beginning at Broadway & 23rd Street (at the SW entrance to Madison Square Park)


Shifting Domains: Artists Respond to the Threatened Ecological Commons

Tuesday, November 19, 6PM at the Robert Rauschenberg Project Space (455 West 19thStreet)





David Brooks & John Waldman

Will reflect on the complexity and health of the marine life in the New York Harbor and how this invisible and dynamic life is indicative of the health of the urban environment.

Bowling Green

Noon- 1:15

Jan Mun & Sabine Marx

Will discuss ways to encourage engagement with environmental sustainability and what motivates human behavior in face of environmental risk and climate change.

Battery Park 

(at the 

north entrance to the Battery Gardens restaurant)


1:15 - 2:30

Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel & Nina Lauren Bassuk

Will map a section of the roots of a great tree in Madison Square Park to decode the complexity of a tree's life and the profound, palliative and therapeutic effects they have on the environment.

23rd Street & Broadway - Madison Sq. Park


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  • Helen

    Artist Mary Miss is looking for sites that are examples of permaculture located along Broadway in Manhattan or the Bronx to add to her Tour. She will also need an artist and a scientist to give a presentation at the site. Is anyone here affiliated with Maggie's Garden on 149th St/Broadway?

    November 1, 2013

  • Oona

    sorry I missed this

    October 28, 2013

    • Tiffany

      I hope you can make the next one in November. They're always good events!

      October 29, 2013

  • Helen

    Read about artist Mary Miss and her "Broadway 1000 Steps" project at

    October 21, 2013

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