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Extrapolation Factory: Transition Habitats Workshops

Learn about the messages that nature can send us about our environment. The north section of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has been transformed into a fresh meadow, which means that native species are now likely to call this new space home. Explore three ways we can listen to natural species and interpret their messages as advocates for water and environment conservation.

Join Extrapolation Factory for phase two of their two-part residency at the Walker. Inspired by prototypes made by the public in December 2016, the group has worked with biologists and ecologists to craft experimental habitats to be deployed around the Walker for the reopening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. These habitats will also function as postcard collection boxes, which will give visitor the opportunity to write to politicians and other influential figures on behalf of native species found in the park.

About the Artists

The Extrapolation Factory is a design-based research studio for participatory futures studies, founded by Elliott P. Montgomery and Chris Woebken. The studio develops experimental methods for collaboratively prototyping, experiencing, and impacting future scenarios. Central to these methods is the creation of hypothetical future props and their deployment in familiar contexts such as 99¢ stores, science museums, vending machines, and city sidewalks.