The MFA in Collaborative Design welcomes Marina Zurkow as part of the 2013-2014 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series to deliver a lecture entitled, “Portland’s Terroir: Soil, Water, and Life.”
Marina Zurkow makes media works about humans and their relationships to animals, plants and the weather. Crossing multiple disciplines with her practice, Marina Zurkow builds participatory environments that are centered on humans and their relationship to animals, plants and the weather. Recipient of a 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and Research Fellow at PNCA, her latest project is an examination Portland’s terroir by collecting, analyzing, and animating the substrate, waters, life and artifacts of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. In collaboration with regional designers, scientists and activists, Zurkow will explore new ways to understand Portland hydroscape.