There Must Be Other Names For The River and the UNM Art Museum present conversations to deepen our understanding of this moment in the Rio Grande’s lifespan. Artist and journalist Marisa Demarco hosts a panel discussion with environmental journalist Laura Paskus, hydrologist Phoebe Suina, and water planner Dagmar Llewellyn. Situated in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, the panel will discuss on-going issues surrounding climate change and the river. The virtual conversation, held on Zoom, is free and open to all. Registration is required.
• Laura Paskus, environmental journalist and author
• Phoebe Suina, hydrologist and owner of High Water Mark
• Dagmar Llewellyn, supervisor at the Water Management Division of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Image: Dylan McLaughlin and Marisa Demarco recording Laura Paskus in a drying riverbed, 2020. Photo by Jessica Zeglin.
There Must Be Other Names For The River is a web-based sound installation and virtual community space engaging the history, present, and potential futures of the river we currently call the Rio Grande. View the exhibition at othernamesfortheriver.com.
This piece was inspired by the environmental reporting of Laura Paskus. In November 2020, Laura talks to the artists in a drying Rio Grande riverbed about what is happening with the river today: