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Art or Infrastructure? Depends on the Climate

January 25, 2024

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5-15 mins
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Adapting to climate change comes in many forms—including dual-purpose public art sculptures. Along Seattle’s Elliott Bay sit 14 dolosse, or wave-dissipating concrete blocks, designed by Buster Simpson (MFA ’69), that provide the community with shoreline stabilization as well as a space for play. Read about the story behind the installation and the role art can play in climate activism in this article from Michigan Today.

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