Brooke Singer

Carbon Sponge
Artistic Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Williamsburg

Carbon Sponge is an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the potential for urban soils to sequester carbon as a means to mitigate anthropogenic greenhouse gases and build healthy soil. We are a group of artists, scientists, agroecologists, community gardeners and educators based in New York City dedicated to participatory science and transparency in research as well as using art to engage broad audiences. The project relies on various forms of knowledge, including scientific and older Indigenous practices. In 2022, Carbon Sponge will train youth ambassadors in the practices of urban carbon farming and monitoring with the Carbon Sponge Kit.