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3 Rivers 2nd Nature



3 Rivers 2nd Nature (3r2n) is a five-year ecological-arts project, which focuses on the 3 rivers and 53 streams of Allegheny County. We are an interdisciplinary team of artists, scientists and policy experts, working out of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Address:
The Studio for Creative Inquiry, CMU, 5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh , PA 15213
USA
Contact Person: Tim Collins
Phone: 412-268-3673
E-Mail: tcollins@andrew.cmu.edu
Website: http://3r2n.cfa.cmu.edu/
   


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3 Rivers 2nd Nature (3r2n) is a five-year ecological-arts project, which focuses on the 3 rivers and 53 streams of Allegheny County. We are an interdisciplinary team of artists, scientists and policy experts, working out of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, at Carnegie Mellon University.

The project addresses

*water quality,

*riverbanks and botany,

*public access and use,

*stream restoration and daylighting.

Out of these areas, we aim to produce strategic knowledge and a public platform for creative discourse about places. Our work is designed to transform the perception of post-industrial places, revealing natural and cultural forms, normally invisible to urban dwellers. The questions that our projects address is "who advocates for the values of clean water, bio-diverse riverbanks, public access, free flowing rivers, streams and rainwater?" Can artists working as cultural agents affect the public policies and private economic programs which mark and define urban ecosystems? Given the issues of scale, ecology and institutionalized planning, what is the artistís role? How do we discuss the artistís practice in relationship to the post-industrial realm?



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