Lauinger Library is one of the Georgetown University sites displaying art from “Environmental Graphiti—The Art of Climate Change,” a series of digital paintings by artist Alisa Singer.
Environmental Graphiti derives its abstract images from charts, graphs, maps, words, or numbers related to key facts or data about climate change. The art is designed to function as a gateway to the science of climate change, focusing interest and awareness on the factors that have contributed to warming the planet over the past two hundred years. The pieces that are displayed in the Library focus on misinformation and the role we all play in mitigating its impact by seeking out current and accurate information.
The installation is part of a walking tour coordinated by the Earth Commons—Georgetown’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability. Pieces are displayed in the Gelardin Center on the first floor of Lauinger and in the Pierce Reading Room on the third floor, as well as in the Earth Commons areas in Regents Hall, the Car Barn, and the sixth floor of the Intercultural Center. The exhibition will be on display through December 2022, and the Library will host related programming and create booklists throughout the year.
To see more art and learn more about the project, visit the Earth Commons website.