This day-long forum hosts artists, academics, planners, farmers, botanists, and herbalists—drawing from indigenous, cross-cultural and Western knowledge traditions—who share their perspectives on the entwined lives of humans and plants in urban New England. We bring together practitioners and residents to collectively re-imagine the urban as a hub of more-than-human social worlds. And to create a space in which art and science might inspire activism, policy, and planning. ReSeeding the City is a public-facing event, where community members and other participants might exchange knowledge and foster new connections. We gather around a shared desire for a more just, and more lively, urban future.
This event is free; registration is requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reseeding-the-city-ethnobotany-in-the-urban-tickets-70920973541.
The Forum is in Stephen Robert Hall on the corner of Brook and Charlesfield Street. Enter on either the Brook Street side entrance, or walk down the paved path from Charlesfield Street to the large glass-walled building for the Starr Plaza entryway. The Hall can be accessed via RIPTA lines 1 or 34, or visitors may utilize the Lot 68 self pay Visitor Parking garage at 111 Power Street which has a daily flat rate of $15.
ReSeeding the City is generously supported by the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism; Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Brown University; Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, Brown University; Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art, Inc.; Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth; Providence Tourism Council; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH); Rhode Island Department of State; Rhode Island State Council for the Arts (RISCA); Rhode Island Wild Plant Society; Tomaquag Museum; Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, and by many individual donors.