The Earth Commons

Arts & Events

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The Earth Commons bridges the arts and sciences, humanities and research to bring compelling interdisciplinary work to the community. Our events and art series are intended to spark interdisciplinary exchange and lead to fresh perspectives, new dialogues, and solutions that serve the planet.

ECo & the Arts

Artist in Residence

Supporting leaders in the arts and humanities as they enrich, reframe, and deepen the dialogue on environment and sustainability

Green Commons Awards

Providing funding for events and collaborations that spark campus dialogue

ECo ArtWalk

Installing thought-provoking art that explores environmental themes throughout campus, beginning with “Environmental Graphiti”

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Environmental Graphiti

“Environmental Graphiti—The Art of Climate Change” by artist Alisa Singer uses abstract images to illustrate the science behind the critical changes impacting our planet. The Earth Commons has installed a selection of these digital paintings throughout the campus. Each piece is derived from a chart, graph, map, word, or number relating to key facts or data about climate change. The art is designed to function as a gateway to the science, focusing interest and awareness on the various factors that have contributed to our warming planet over the last two hundred years.

See the video and map

We Hear You—A Climate Archive

We Hear You—A Climate Archive, co-created by Earth Commons Artist-in-Residence Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, opened the United Nations Stockholm+50 June 1 plenary at Stockholm University. The performance featured Razmus Nyström and Melinda Kinnaman from The Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden with text by Greta Thunberg, Lilli Hokama, and Jacob Hirdwall and direction by Jacob Hirdwall.

Learn more about the project

Common Home Arts Showcase

The Earth Commons and its signature Common Home magazine welcomed all within the Georgetown community to submit to its Common Home Arts Showcase. The theme, in conjunction with the institute’s 2022 collaborative “Voices on the Environment” series, is “Intergenerational Justice”.

View the Winners