“Communities of Memory: Two Projects Explore Networks of Humans and Microbes”
Thursday, March 18, 7:30pm EST

Rutstein will present her work with microbiologist Samantha Joye as they discuss their ongoing collaboration exploring extreme environments in Guaymas Basin, Mexico. Through art installations and community engagement, their collaboration sheds light on ancient microbial processes while sharing the beauty of the deep sea with the public.

Funded by a grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), the Ocean Memory Project is a collaborative network of researchers across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, dedicated to exploring the intersection of Ocean and Memory, and seeking to better understand oceanic processes, networks and memories – the short-term and long-term – to better prepare for our collective future and meet the challenges of the Anthropocene.

The Ocean Memory Project is a Nexus Organization at the National Academies of Science US Launch Meeting for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science & Sustainability, Feb 3 & 4th.