Community, art and climate change
This past week, environmentalist, philanthropist and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Anchorage to announce that the City of Anchorage will receive $1 million from the Bloomberg Philanthropies for its Public Art Challenge project, Solutions for Energy and Equity through Design (SEED) Lab. The city will partner with the Anchorage Museum to turn a neglected downtown building into an energetic cultural center where artists, designers, engineers and community members can work together to spotlight climate change and incubate solutions.
“This will be a center for art that enhances our understanding of potential community solutions, policies and practices on sustainability. The arts will provide a new lens to approach these conversations with a new set of vocabulary, insights and skills,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said.
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