A city-wide experiment looking at the intersection of artistic practice, climate change science, and civic engagement
MD / STL will take place in the St. Louis metropolitan area from July 30 – August 3, 2014 and bring together a diverse range of collaborators working in art, design, journalism, science, business, and activism to create new, thought-provoking projects. MD / STL challenges creative thinkers to present imaginative solutions to climate change issues in the Midwest and to enhance awareness of the impact our daily actions have on the global climate.
The MD / STL program represents the most recent iteration of Marfa Dialogues, which considers the connections between science, culture, and artistic practice. Beginning in 2010, past Marfa Dialogues programs have included symposia, projects, performances, and exhibitions presented in Marfa, Texas; and New York City. The Pulitzer is bringing Marfa Dialogues to the St. Louis area to position art as a catalyst for unexpected collaboration. This experiment is aligned with the Pulitzer’s current exhibition, Art of Its Own Making, which features artists who examine materials, environment, and how generative elements impact the works of art they create.
The Pulitzer, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation will organize programs including artist talks, town hall discussions, performances, and a community dinner. More information on the ongoing Marfa Dialogues project and the St. Louis collaboration can be found at marfadialogues.org.