In Kinship

Jennie Hahn
Awarded Amount: $6500


In Kinship is a civic performance project that investigates migratory fish restoration in the Penobscot River. Designed to complement existing public outreach surrounding restoration efforts, the project combines community dialogue, collaboration between artists and biologists, and physical interaction with both fish and the river. A playful booklet of poetic prompts initiates multiple forms of exchange and community creation. In Kinship is an arts-based call to environmental stewardship that asks: If we view the river and its non-human populations as both characters and participants in our dialogue, how might it help us strategically care for the needs of an entire ecosystem?