Ongoing Water Project Collaborator Devi Lockwood- 1,001 Stories on Water & Climate Change inspired the direction for the Spring 2019, Sea Change Within US, concert stage work.
In January 2018 Devi came to Seattle to share with Karin the stories she has collected from around the world. They moved together, walked Carkeek Park, and listened to over 5 hours from 1,001 Stories on Water and Climate Change. During their week together they also conducted interviews with local scientists, policy influencers, a tribal leader, a researcher-composer, an environmental activist-dancer… [more about this coming soon]
In December 2018 Karin and composers Kaley and Jessi began combing through the stories to weave together a unique sound creation with voices, a recorded original score, and electronics.
Devi Lockwood is a multimedia journalist / writer / explorer traveling the world to document 1,001 human voices on water & climate change. She is a current student at the Graduate Program in Science Writing at MIT. As a recipient of a National Geographic Society Early Career Explorers Grant, she photographed and recorded audio stories with ArtCirq, an Inuit Arctic performance collective in Igloolik, Nunavut in July 2018. Devi's journey began with the September 21, 2014 People's Climate March in NYC. To date she has recorded 850+ interviews about water and climate change in 19 countries on five continents. She traveled for two years by bicycle, self-supported. Devi is working with Samia Bouzid and Anna Chung to create a map on a website where you can click on a point and listen to a water / climate change story from that place. The map will launch on Earth Day 2019. You can read her writing in The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate, The Washington Post, Bicycling Magazine, Yale Climate Connections, and elsewhere.