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Ecology Extended: Climate Changing Minds

July 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Presented as part of our 2022 Watching the Seasons Change Event Series. This project is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ecology Extended is a unique collaboration between an artist, Rita Leduc, an ecologist, Dr. Rich Blundell, and the temperate montane ecosystem of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. This on-going project is grounded in the principles and practices of Oika, a creative approach that combines cross-domain conversation and communication. For this MWM event, the artist and scientist will manifest Oika to discuss Ecology Extended, first through open dialogue with each other and next by inviting the White Mountain community into conversation. 

Project Intro + Website 

Rita Leduc is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on process, relationship, and knowledge gained by embarking in the former to establish the latter. Through the accumulation and conflation of physical, psychological, and phenomenological experiences with chosen habitats, her artwork characterizes idiosyncratic conversations between person, place, and time. 

Dr. Rich Blundell is an ecologist and communicator working at the intersection of art, science, nature, and culture, whose research examines how transformation happens across the scales of person, place, and planet. Through Oika, Rich collaborates with artists to tell new stories that include art and human creativity as natural phenomena. 

Free and open to all. Presented via Zoom and in person at the Museum of the White Mountains. If you are attending virtually, pre-registration is required. Click here for the Zoom registration link.


July 12, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Museum of the White Mountains


Hybrid: Virtually and In Person at MWM