State of the Art: Poisoned by ZIP Code, Repaired on Purpose

For years, a giant pile of hazardous waste has plagued the Floral Farms neighborhood in Dallas. The famous Shingle Mountain is now gone, but what happens next?

In our latest State of the Arts conversation, join KERA Arts reporter Miguel Perez in a conversation with artist Ari Brielle, community activist Marsha Jackson, Erin Peavey, architect at HKS and Evelyn Mayo of Downwinders at Risk.

State of the Art: Poisoned by ZIP Code, Repaired on Purpose is an in-person event on Saturday, March 5 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Sign up for the free conversation here. Can’t come in person? The event will be broadcast live on the DMA YouTube channel.

Ari Brielle is a visual artist born and based in Dallas, Texas. Her work explores the politicization and vastness of black American woman’s identity and experience. The artist’s in situ installation Poisoned by zip code is on display at the Dallas Museum of Art. The multimedia installation is part of the C3 exhibition Rootedand explores the effects of environmental racism in Dallas, through the story of Marsha Jackson and Shingle Mountain.

Marsha Jackson is an environmental activist who has advocated for the removal of the illegal dumping ground, known as Shingle Mountain, in the Floral Farms residential community in southeast Dallas. Currently, Marsha is Co-Chair of Southern Sector Rising, Downwinders At-Risk Board Member, Juanita Craft House Civil Rights Museum Board Member, Lane Plating EPA Superfund Community Advisory Group, Red Cross Disaster Team Member and Advisor in disaster recovery operations.

Evelyne Mayo is the co-founder of RAYO planning. Mayo is also a Fellow and Professor at Paul Quinn College and Chairman of the Board of Downwinders at Risk, a 27-year-old DFW-based clean air advocacy group that recently gained national attention for the closure and clean-up campaign. to Mount Shingle.

Erin Peavey, AIA is an industry specialist from the Cornell Institute for Health Future and serves as an advisor for the WELL Building Standard. Her podcast, “Shared Space,” explores how architecture and design can help us live healthier, happier, and more connected lives. Peavey is the project leader for Park for Floral Farms, a neighborhood-led effort to create park space on the former site of Shingle Mountain.

Do you have any advice? Email Miguel Perez at [email protected] You can follow him on Twitter @quillindie.

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