THE Flow Project
In 2021, the Flow Project paired undergraduate student artists with water professionals from across the state of Wisconsin to create art inspired by water. Artists spanned the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay. From the microorganisms of wetlands to changing ice cover to the health of our Great Lakes, this year’s Flow Project is testament to the amazing work being done on behalf of the waterways in and around Wisconsin.
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FLOW PROJECT ORGANIZERS
The Flow Project was created by HEX-U Undergraduate Exchange Fellow, Julia Buskirk, with Water@UW-Madison Project Assistant, Alexandra Lakind. Buskirk is in her third year at UW-Madison studying Conservation Biology with certificates in Environmental Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies. Buskirk’s work and interests sit at the intersection of art, water, and humans, with projects like Water Lines and Stories from the Flood. You can usually find her reading, biking, or looking for birds
Alexandra Lakind is the Project Assistant of Water@UW-Madison for 2020/2021 and Project Supervisor for the Flow Project. As a doctoral student at UW-Madison, Lakind has designed numerous environmental arts initiatives aiming to bring people together with diverse, but interconnected, interests and identities. Explore some of her work at Viral Ecologies and becoming-Feral.
Flow 2021 student interns
Grace Li is a second year economics major at UC-Berkeley currently helping out with the Flow project through promotion on social medias. She was interested in working on the project since she loves art and design as well as environmental science; this allowed her to fully explore her passions and help create a way to showcase all the work in a fun and creative manner!
Ines Yang is currently a first year student studying Sustainable Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. She was glad to be able to help distribute the artwork in the Flow Project via Instagram and Twitter!