Category Archives: Creative Expression

Read about the latest Human Impacts Institute creative expression projects and events.

HII and Syracuse University: Creative Climate Campaigns!

In 2012, the Human Impacts Institute paired up with Syracuse University to develop and lead a workshop on The Creative Climate: Eco-Graphics Workshop to undergraduates at the University.  HII’s Executive Director, Tara DePorte, developed the course and worked with Syracuse … Continue reading

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School Evacuation Takes DUMBO By Storm

Sunday’s “School Evacuation” performance concluded HII’s Ten Days of Climate Action initiative. Ten performers, eight of which were children, performed an “evacuation” sequence consisting of slow motion walking and a quick-step dance routine, complete with 1920s garb and mesh “fish … Continue reading

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A Piece About Excess

Susan Albert’s tablecloth installation at Bryant Park and Whole Foods Market on Bowery St. made the connection between climate change and consumerism. North Americans produce more food waste than any other geographic group on the planet. Susan Albert’s brightly colored … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

Laura Mega gave a performance at the Union Square Green Market on Monday, September 24 that reminded viewers of their climate impacts by the way they treat and eat food for 10 Days of Climate Action. Laura Mega’s performance involved … Continue reading

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‘Green’ Is Not Always Green!

Tree Huggers was developed by Brooklyn artist, Tilton Widrow. This installation, which was part of Human Impacts Institute’s10 Days of Climate Action, was placed around McCarren Park, uses Frito Lays’ Sun Chip packaging to highlight the hypocrisy of corporations and … Continue reading

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Technology Take Over?

Anthony’s May’s installation “Re: Appropriation” marked Human Impacts Institute’ssecond climate inspired public work of 10 Days of Climate Action 2012.  Titled to give to the appropriated natural branches and tree trunks their due and allude to email etiquette, the central … Continue reading

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Mesmerizing Meditation Kicks Off 10 Days of Climate Action

Mai Ueda was hard to miss on Friday afternoon for Human Impacts Institute’s 10 Days of Climate Action. Spotted wearing a mirrored kimono, Brendan Schoenman, HII Youth Leadership Coordinator, and I followed Mai Ueda into Central Park on one of … Continue reading

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Human Impacts Institute on WBAI/Pacifica to Discuss HII’s 10 Days of Climate!

10 Days of Climate Action is an initiative of the Human Impacts Institute to bring together artists, musicians and performers to install climate-inspired public works throughout New York City.  For the second year, HII is proud to be official partners with Climate Week … Continue reading

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Part II of Women Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship: HII Explores Organizations in Costa Rica

The Human Impacts Institute (HII) has had a packed couple of days here in Costa Rica.  From visits to the Earth Charter Secretariat in El Rodeo for indigenous mask-making workshops, to job shadowing at CGESTI and FundeCooperación in Los Yoses, … Continue reading

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Re-envisioning the NYC Waterfront

On August 3rd, 2012, Human Impacts Institute (HII), the youth environmental leaders went to the Gantry State Park in Long Island City, West Queens, to participate in Creative Sustainability Outreach. The restored gantries in the park, once used to load … Continue reading

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