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Earth Day Workshop with Amy Balkin

April 22, 2017
3:00 pm
San Jose Museum of Art

Is your community at risk from climate change? A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting (2012 – ongoing) makes this global threat personal, inviting museum visitors to contribute to an ongoing collection of physical items from places directly threatened by climate change. The archive will be on view in the exhibition The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water (Apr 7 – Aug 27, 2017). “Sinking and melting places” exist around the world. They are places that are already, or in the near future may become, uninhabitable because of the combined physical, political, and economic aspects of climate change, including sea level rise, erosion, glacial melting, and subsidence (the gradual caving-in or sinking of land). If you live along the San Francisco Bay Delta or other parts of California that are threatened to disappear—or if you are a displaced climate migrant now living in California—please contribute an item from that place to A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting. On Earth Day, co-registrar Amy Balkin will be at SJMA to collect items and speak about the archive

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San Jose Museum of Art

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