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Design Workshop with Greg Lindquist and Willis Elkins

November 18 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Pratt Institute's Foundations Lab, 4th floor of 406 Main, Brooklyn campus

Friday November 18, from 2-5p Design Workshop with Greg Lindquist and Willis Elkins: Presentation by Willis Elkins, executive director of Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA), will follow a screening by Greg Lindquist explaining the historic impacts of pollution on the Creek, and the Newtown Creek Alliance’s mission to restore community health, water quality, habitat, and access along the Creek. The presentation is followed by a design ideation and workshop facilitated by Lindquist who will interpret and adapt Center for Artistic Activism’s Utopia writing workshop prompts, taking the issue-oriented problem of water quality in NYC waterways and the land use of their riparian zones, and reimagining its Utopian possibility in how it might inspire, critique, generate, motivate, and redirect a revitalized future. This workshop will be capped at 20 participants. This event will be held at Pratt Institute’s Foundations Lab, 4th floor of 406 Main, Brooklyn campus