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May 2023 - January 2024

Through Emory's Art & Social Justice Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia, this collaborative project led by Heather Bird Harris and historian Dr. Loren Michael Mortimer integrated frameworks from both reparative history and critical ecology, methodologies that investigate the root causes of historic harms on communities and their environments. The project led to the collaborative exhibition "How to Become a Caretaker" at Emory University November 30, 2023 - January 19, 2024, along with a digital installation and archive.

Explore the project.

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Tree Time: A Living History Walk

November 2023


TREE TIME was a full-day meandering between two of the oldest trees along the Atlanta BeltLine led by Rachel Parish, Heather Bird Harris, and Ann Hill Bond. Participants witnessed 7+ miles of ancient, changing, and connected landscapes, featuring talks from community leaders and memory-keepers along the path. 

A self-guided audio tou is in progress for winter 2024.


Spring 2023


Harris created the Land Memory Project as part of Science Gallery Atlanta's JUSTICE exhibition season, in collaboration with Emory University and Piedmont Park Conservancy. The experiential project highlighted multiple layers of local history, using site-specific earth as a vehicle for story-telling and remembering.

Explore the project.

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