EnviroThursday - “The Nature of Shoreham Yards”
Speaker: Gudrun Lock
This is a project focused on the buffers of Canadian Pacific Railway owned Shoreham Yards near Gudrum Lock’s house in Northeast Minneapolis. For over two and a half years, she has wanted to revitalize these areas where 140 years of rail and industrial activity upended pre-existing nature-made systems leaving a Superfund legacy. The Nature of Shoreham Yards project includes artists, researchers, scientists and locals who are imagining these “urban waste areas” as potent sites for reanimation.
Gudrun Lock has always been interested in things that have been relegated to the margins because she gets bored with the assumption that business as usual is inherently natural, inevitable, or universally desired. Also because the margins expose the limits of a singular narrative of progress.