CASEY MERKLE




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Casey Merkle is a nature-culture-sustainability scholar from the Rhode Island School of Design, writer, educator, and artist. Her research dives into watery landscapes, bridging human perception and our representations of space looking closely with others’ personal experiences. Casey has an MA in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies from RISD, and a BA in Biology from Lawrence University.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS






Map of the Woonasquatucket River | Providence, RI

Recycled cotton bedsheet, pigments, natural dyes, thread, handmade paper, plankton

I considered toxic pollutants as part of the map. Combining elements from the river, including zooplankton, plant matter, and time.

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Fall 2022




How do you define the watershed? | Blackstone River, RI

Individual representations of the Blackstone River watershed and their roles in collaborative watershed governance

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Spring 2022




Self-reported effects of the covid-19 pandemic on stewardship organizations and their activities in southeast New England, USA

Keywords: environmental stewardship, Covid-19, environmental governance, resilience, public space

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Winter 2022




Mapping the Woonasquatucket River

I considered toxic pollutants as part of the map. Combining elements from the river, including zooplankton, plant matter, and time.

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Winter 2021


Watermarks

Speaking of water, here are works that accompanied my thinking between Fall 2020 and Spring 2022.

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2020-2022



Counter-cartography in watery spaces

Hydrology, time, landscape, roads, space, water.

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Fall 2020 - Spring 202



“A brook overtime“

This animation traces the shape of Canterbury Brook in Boston as it changes over 100 years.

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Winter 2020


“Sounds of Canterbury Brook”
Summer 2020



The End of the Great Lakes and Aquatic Invasive Species

A reflection piece and brief overview on the history and present use of the words, invasive species in the Great Lakes region.

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Winter 2020





Oysters

A million little tongues. Filtering away.

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Fall 2020




Bee dance

What it is to be a bee, dancing with each other in a form of conversation.

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Winter 2020




To be continued...