Dittrick Conversations: Rising From the Ashes of Industrial Damage

November 17, 2016 / 7:00pm

Free with museum admission

In partnership with the Dittrick Museum of Medical History

Lead poisoning. Water pollution. Smog. These are the industrial damages that still plague public health. Brandy Schillace (Research Associate and Public Engagement Fellow at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History) and Scott Frank (Director, Shaker Heights Health Department) will give a talk about the industrial legacy that we still battle today (from burning rivers to gas explosions), and the ways Cleveland has sought to rise from the ashes. A round table discussion will follow with MOCA Cleveland Deputy Director Megan Lykins Reich, who will position the conversation in relation to the exhibition Anders Ruhwald: Unit 1: 3583 Dubois. Currently on view, Unit 1recreates an apartment in a Detroit building that the artist is actively restoring into a permanent installation about the city's cycle of transformation as reflected in its buildings and objects.