Exhibition: Ruth Wallen – Cascading Memorials

La Jolla, California
January 7 – February 11, 2012

Until February the 11th, the exhibition Cascading Memorials: Urbanization and Climate Change in San Diego County can be seen at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California.It deals with the enormous growth of San Diego County in the last one hundred years and the effect on species that are threatened and endangered due to the expansion of the city.  “Cascading Memorials” aims to bring to public awareness which losses are connected with urbanization and climate change.
This exhibition focuses on the rapid change and disappearance of natural habitats, especially the chaparral and forested areas of the county. Photomontages together with scientific and historical context build the Memorials.
Visitors are engaged to communicate and share their ideas in a so-called “place to envision a future where all being may flourish”.
For further information see http://www.ruthwallen.net/cascade.html

By Janna

Janna was BA-student in cultural sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, and did a 5-months internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana PLUS program. Janna war Studentin der Angewandten Kulturwissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und absolvierte im Rahmen des Leuphana Plus Programms ein fünfmonatiges Praktikum bei Cultura21.