Proposed Futures: Then and Now
DAVID BUCKLEY BORDEN
March 30 - May 17, 2018
Environmental challenges are continually increasing. Ecological awareness is the foundation of environmental action and proactive stewardship. Borden’s creative use of the “proposal” provokes us to imagine a variety of environmental futures and ultimately urges us to do more for the planet. Informed by ecological research and community engagement, Borden explores a varied collaborative approach to environmental education through accessible art and design, ranging from speculative design proposals, to silkscreen prints, to installations in both the gallery and the landscape.
About the Artist
David Buckley Borden is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based interdisciplinary artist and designer. Using an accessible combination of art and design, David promotes a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology. David's place-based projects highlight both pressing environmental issues and everyday phenomena. Informed by research and community outreach, David's work manifests in a variety of forms, ranging from site-speciﬁc landscape installations in the woods to data-driven cartography in the gallery.
David's place-based projects have recently earned him residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Teton Art Lab, Trifecta Hibernaculum, and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. David was a 2016/2017 Charles Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard University. Currently as a Harvard Forest Associate Fellow, David continues to work with Harvard scientists to answer the question, “How can art and design foster cultural cohesion around environmental issues and help inform ecology-minded decision making.”
Learn more about David’s work: davidbuckleyborden.com