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Third Coast Disrupted Retreat

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Project ended on July 03, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Third Coast Disrupted Retreat

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Never before, to our knowledge, has a group of local artists and scientists come together for a sustained, interdisciplinary conversation centered on climate change impacts and actions occurring here in the Chicago area. Until Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate.

This September, 14 artists and scientists will meet and start talking at a daylong retreat in Indiana Dunes National Park. Through the following year, they’ll continue the conversation, while the artists create new artworks – inspired by the dialogue – for an exhibition at the Glass Curtain Gallery of Columbia College Chicago.

Third Coast Disrupted aims to be an engaging way to spur public awareness of climate change impacts in the Chicago area. It will instill hope and be a gateway to citizen action. And by building community between the artists and scientists, it has the potential to seed spinoff partnerships and projects. 

With some of the artists seeking to involve members of the general public in their art creation, the project’s reach extends directly into Chicago communities.

And it all begins with the kickoff retreat – with your help.

Meet the scientists and artists.


Anything we raise beyond our goal will support the Third Coast Disrupted exhibition. 

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Five years: The length of time this project has been in development


Food for Thought

To help keep the artists and scientists at their sharpest with lunch and snacks


Trail Trek

Facilitating hands-on study of climate change manifestation and adaptation at the Dunes


Mind Meld

Crossing disciplines and ways of thinking


Climate Action

The year 2008: When the Chicago Climate Action Plan was adopted


Cutting CO2

The goal of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million


For the Record

Toward capturing the retreat experience on video to help tell the collaborative story


Conversation Starter

Providing a spark for new ways of problem-solving

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