73-2 Park Dr E
Flushing, NY 11367
Amy Youngs’ work harnesses technology as a medium to connect humans empathetically with the biodiversity, symbioses, and unseen worlds in our natural environment. Her latest project, Becoming Biodiversity, is a guided app tour of the Pat Dolan Trail. It consists of mixed-reality animations and narration that invite the viewer to re-enact stories from the perspectives of non-humans, such as a plant calling out to a bird to help with pest control, an underground fungal network delivering goods to struggling trees, and a cormorant searching for a meal in a man-made lake.
The Environmental Stewardship Team at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting two events to support this project (this is the second, the first is on June 2nd). We will start off with the Becoming Biodiversity tour, follow up with a Q&A with the artist, and conclude with a planting session. Please install the free Becoming Biodiversity app to participate in the tour, and bring headphones if possible. Register here, as space is limited: https://allianceforfmcp.org/b-b