Tuesday May 17
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Trans Species Database

Trans Species Database

Event Start Date: May 21, 2022

  • Trans Species Database
    • Date: Saturday, May 21
    • Time: 2 PM
    • Description: As work to develop the Trans Species Database for the Delaware River watershed starts, participants will undertake guided public fieldwork, including a walking tour along the waterway, departing from Independence Seaport Museum. As we make our way along the river, we will look at various species that call the river home, including animals, fungi, and plants; all of which exhibit multiple genders. We will then consider their use of gender fluidity as a biological survival strategy and record sightings using field notes, drawings, and photography. Everyone is encouraged to share their findings in the Trans Species Database.
    • About the Toolmaker:
      • Eli Brown (they/them/theirs or he/him/his) is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, comics, and community organizing. Eli's work explores queer and trans intimacies through time and cross-generational dynamics. They are especially interested in asking what the future of human evolution could look like if we reimagined reproduction as a queer, ecological strategy. Their work has been featured at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Huntington Library, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Creative Time Summit X, with their most recent work being flown at Tailgate Projects in Tampa, FL.
      • Social Media: @eli.m.brown

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