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Call for Proposals: Ecotopian Tools for Multispecies Flourishing

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The Open Call for “Ecotopian Tools for Multispecies Flourishing” is officially accepting proposals—now through March 1, 2024!

Presented in collaboration with the Penn Program of Environmental Humanities (PPEH), we invite artists and designers of all kinds to introduce “ecotopian” tools that might be used by visitors and inhabitants of Morris to support diverse, multi-species communities, including humans, amidst the ongoing climate crisis.

Successful proposals will be explored in public workshops at Morris Arboretum & Gardens in spring 2024. They will dig deep–not just into the sciences of biodiversity at Morris, but also into the histories and stories that shape this place today. They will work to find ways to engage the public to think about how they can help build healthy and just futures for all humans and non-humans alike.

Visit the links below to learn more about the Ecotopian Toolkit and how to apply. Contact the PPEH lab with any questions at