Macklin Fluehr is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineer interested in product design, architecture, and Rural Design. Mac is a member of the Brown Sailing team and performs rock music on campus.
We Are the Forest
It started with walks around the city.
While living in Lima, Peru, Lucia Monge would walk around and notice how poorly people treated the trees. Which prompted the thought: if I were a tree, I would just stand up and leave!
From there, Plantón Móvil was born. The event is part-performance-art, part-public-demonstration, part-parade. Participants march through Lima, carrying and adorning themselves with plants. In doing so, their bodies become vessels—as they move, the plants they carry can “move” through, and claim, the city.
For Monge, the project is an artistic expression, as well as a way of bringing the environmental movement to people in an immediate, tangible way. At the end of each march, the plants are used to create a public green space in Lima.
Monge’s love of both science and art go back to childhood, when she cultivated an appreciation for observation during weekly birdwatching sessions with her grandfather. For the last four years, she taught K-12 science during the day, then left school in the afternoons to go to her studio, where she made art.
Today, as a MFA student at RISD, Monge continues to explore how we can use art and education to transform the way we live in cities, and forge closer relationships between ourselves and all living things.
- “Song for a Pea,” “Netherland,” and “La Di Day,” by Podington Bear (http://podingtonbear.com/)
- Original songs composed for Planton Movil 2012 by Nicolás Wangeman
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Sara co-leads MED International, an interdisciplinary team developing IT and engineering solutions for resource-limited hospitals. She is a sophomore concentrating in Engineering at Brown.
March 12, 2015
March 10, 2015
Gaby is Co-Chair of SEEED @ Brown, an organization of students that helps organize an annual conference on social enterprise ecosystems on campus. She is also a Social Innovation Ambassador at the Swearer Center, working to expand the social innovation community at Brown. She is a sophomore concentrating in Public Policy and Development Studies.
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Andrew Kaplan '15 and Sam Gilman '15 think the millennial voice is not being heard in Washington D.C. Through Common Sense Action (CSA), they strive to empower and mobilize millenials – red, blue, and in between – through CSA chapters across 40 college campuses nationwide. In the fall of 2013, these chapters formulated The Agenda for Generational Equity (AGE), the nation’s first millennial bipartisan policy agenda. This past midterm election, CSA successfully registered 3,310 voters across the country.