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Art Department Chair, Jennifer Parker Celebrates Earth Day 2014 in Oakland with a Public Lecture

Wed, Apr 23, 2014, 12:30 am to Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 1:59 am

The April 22 evening at Oakland City Hall coincides with Earth Day 2014, and will also feature “Blue Trail: Imagination + Innovation for Ocean + Bay Sustainability,” a presentation about Blue Trail, a visionary art-tech-science initiative ( The program will feature Blue Trail collaborators Lisa Zimmerman, a placemaking consultant (, and Oakland resident Jennifer Parker, founder/director of University of California Santa Cruz’s OpenLAB (, as well as Marisha Farnsworth, principal at Oakland-based Hyphae Design Laboratory ( The trio will present some of the highly imaginative designs for interactive installations from Blue Trail’s design competition, including Hyphae Lab’s “Hyperaccumulator Remediation Barge and Event Space.”

About Earth Day Celebrations in Oakland
The photo exhibit opening and lecture on April 22 at City Hall serve as part of City of Oakland’s month-long 2014 Earth Day celebration, which also includes a Public Works Agency-sponsored Earth Expo on Frank Ogawa Plaza on Wednesday April 9, from 10 am to 2 pm, as well as Oakland Earth Day Park Clean Up events at eight featured sites on Saturday, April 26, from 9 am to noon. Visit for these and other events related to the theme Oakland’s Working Waterfront: Protecting and Preserving Our Productive Bay.