Avery Shoemaker
BA Environment and Development
BLUE Fellow
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Summer
2018
Communicating environmental topics through diverse narrative forms: from fiction to installation
BLUE Fellow
Summer
2018

Background

Avery is a 4th year undergrad in the School of Environment, majoring in Environment and Development. Her academic interests include environmental humanities (literature, philosophy, and art), as well as conservation. Her BLUE project focuses primarily on creative writing, including fiction and poetry, that investigates environmental topics such as the Anthropocene, inter-species interaction, and microplastics through a literary lens. She is currently experimenting with different forms of storytelling including video, VR, installation, and even mushroom cultivation. She is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Talk to Avery about: symbiosis, fungi, and how people behave in transit.

Symbiotic Plastic Literature

What are the use of stories in the face of climate change and other disasters? Why care about the humanities during a time where we are in such urgent need of massive policy change, technological fixes, and scientific discoveries?

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