Since 2015, I have been collaborating with artist and designer David Buckley Borden on projects bridging art and science. I first met David at his Hibernaculum installation at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District. We immediately hit it off and launched a partnership that was facilitated by his receiving a Charles Bullard Fellowship to work at the Harvard Forest for 13 months beginning in the fall of 2016. Since then, David has been an Associate of the Harvard Forest and its Designer-in-Residence.
David and I have so far collaborated on three projects, Hemlock Hospice (installed at Harvard Forest from October 2017–November 2018), Warming Warning (exhibited at Harvard University October–December 2018 and now permanently installed at Harvard Forest), and Novel Ecosystem Generator (part of the North Carolina State University Art’s Work in Biotechnology exhibition, October 2019–March 2020).
Our collaborative work has also led us to write about the intersections of art, design, and science. Read those papers here.