Molly Greene (2012)
Fellowship Year: 2012
Academic Background: Yale University - MESM - (Environmental Studies)
Molly Greene is interested in using art and design to engage communities in environmental issues. She is currently a Master of Environmental Science student at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she focuses on cultural geography, critical cartography and art-based research. Molly is particularly interested in representing and reflecting on how technologies shape our ideas of nature and the landscapes in which we live. Her work takes the form of collaborations, crowd-sourced or community-based mapping projects, and her personal practice, which is rooted in both environmental science and art. This summer, Molly’s work will take her to the Fresh Kills estuary on Staten Island, where she will be exploring the social and material history of New York City’s waste. Additionally, through collaboration with the Center for PostNatural History in Pittsburgh, Molly will also be working on a series of illustrations and prints of genetically modified organisms. In the past, Molly has worked as an art teacher, illustrator, permaculture designer-builder, construction worker, environmental educator, antique appraiser, circus theater curator, and graphic designer. Molly is currently living on the banks of the Quinnipiac River in Fair Haven, Connecticut.
Expertise: Environmental Justice, Environmental Education, Architecture & Urban Planning