Heather McMordie is an artist and printmaker making prints, puzzles and installations informed by soil science. Her work finds balance between artistic and scientific exploration and seeks to visualize the complex patterns and processes of soil systems. Recent projects have been developed through field explorations and collaborations in Rhode Island, USA and Surama Village, Guyana, and have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.
Peter Stempel is a social scientist, educator, and architect focusing on art and design as science communication. In his current role as Provost’s fellow at the Rhode Island School of Design he is developing inclusive curriculum to train artists and designers to collaborate more effectively with scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders to equitably address complex societal issues like climate adaptation.