MEET YOUR CREEK
Meet Your Creek is a participatory public art project. It connects public art, place-based learning and ecological literacy. A series of participatory community events unfolded around Longfellow Creek over the course of two years. The project continues in various forms.
The project website is here at meetyourcreek.com
People, particularly young people, created unique, hand-made Postcards from the Creek. Participants made their own postcard based on their own observations and understanding of Longfellow Creek. They were then invited to either mail the postcard to a friend or loved one, or to donate it to the postcard archive, which was exhibited at a local library. When we think of sending a postcard, we often imagine a scene of spectacular natural beauty, inspiring awe in national parks or famous sites. By creating postcards from our own backyards, we find an opportunity to observe more closely the processes happening all around us. Mailing the postcard and sharing the images online offers a chance to share knowledge about our own local place and its inhabitants.
Funding for this project is provided by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art Funds, administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.