The Synanthrope Preserve
The Synanthrope Preserve is a collection of immersive audio experiences throughout New York City. Urban nature is a habitat for many synanthropic animals that live and thrive close to humans, such as pigeons, raccoons and rats. Discover the overlooked natural world around you.
The Washing Bear
Friday, August 17, 8-9:30pm
Saturday, August 18, 8-9:30pm
Central Park (South East Corner), NYC
Join us for the launch of our new audio tour 'The Washing Bear'. Throughout the walk, listeners will explore the perceptions and realities of nature in cities, focusing in on the story of raccoons, in particular. After the tour, there will be a Q&A with the artists.
The Rock Pigeon
Explore the world of the Rock Pigeon in Washington Square Park. Pigeons are everywhere in the city, but have you ever really stopped to look at one? Learn about their lives, habitat, and history in this tour.
The Washing Bear
Head out for a night stroll in Central Park. Consider your relationship with the natural world and the animals in it. While you’re there, observe the urban raccoon population and how they live their lives in the city.
The Norway Rat
Challenge your preconceptions about rats. Learn more about their history in New York, how they have changed to adapt to the urban jungle, and how our habits drive theirs.
A New York based, multidisciplinary artist and researcher who bridges art, science, and technology to create interactive work that invites participants to explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture, and human-made environments.
An experience designer and developer. Jess is into researching, designing, prototyping, and developing both software and real world experiences to drive human behavior.