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Sunday, May 1, 2022 10am to 4pm

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Outside museum entrance on Oxford St. View map

26 Oxford St.

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Land Ethic: Presence is an outdoor immersive public art installation by Abigail Feldman HGSE '21 which aims to situate the viewer within a surreal ecological context to inspire awe, calm, curiosity, and — above all — empathy for the natural world. The piece draws on Aldo Leopold’s seminal work, The Sand County Almanac, in which the author argues, “The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations. The extension of ethics to [the land] is, if I read the evidence correctly, an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.” With these words in mind, we invite viewers to enter an augmented, multi-sensory portal that calls on audiences to re-conceptualize the land as a presence demanding attention and respect. 

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