CITY AS LIVING LAB (CALL)
City As a Living Laboratory (CALL) is a non-profit arts organization based in New York City. CALL works to address environmental degradation and climate change in urban communities through large-scale projects led by founding artist Mary Miss with other artists and scientists. Mary Miss created WaterMarks to call out unique points of interest in Milwaukee’s water story, and to provide interactive, place-based experiences for residents to connect to this vital resource.
HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART
The Haggerty Museum of Art is an academic art museum at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Haggerty Museum of Art excels at advancing interdisciplinary education and critical thinking through aesthetic experiences that fuel active inquiry and discussion. The Haggerty Museum of Art supported a residency for artist Mary Miss to develop the full proposal for WaterMarks, and collaborated with core community partners to develop walks, workshops, and proposals to activate the project sites and engage Milwaukee residents in meaningful conversations about water through the arts.
REFLO: SUSTAINBLE WATER SOLUTIONS
Reflo is a nonprofit organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin collaborates with community partners to provide cost effective and sustainable solutions for rainwater and greywater use in urban environments. Reflo worked closely with WaterMarks partners to capture water stories generated by Milwaukee residents and develop digital content to accompany the marker.
UCC ACOSTA MIDDLE SCHOOL
UCC Acosta Middle School is a nonprofit technology and skilled-trades focused charter school that equips students with skills that make them competitive candidates for excellent high school, college, and future career opportunities. UCC Acosta Middle School voraciously took on WaterMarks, co-creating programming for students inside and outside the classroom. Students and teachers worked with WaterMarks partners to explore water infrastructure in their neighborhood, collect water stories from family and friends, and host a workshop where students chose the letter to top the first marker.
INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES
The Institute of Museum and Library Services supports and empowers America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS awarded the Community Catalyst Grant to the Haggerty Museum of Art to create a transformative opportunity for the museum to collaborate in new ways with communities through WaterMarks.