MNxnatives is a project aimed at gaining awareness about human effects on the environment. these signs, put up in celebration of earth day, and "crossing" signs for various animals that used to reside in the Twin Cities, but aren't extinct as a population. We hope to raise awareness about how our actions as humans have affected other species. The land we once shared with them, we now have overrun. The Washington Ave bridge, a crossing for many UMN students, simulates a crossing for these animals. As the University is situated partly in a National Park, these animals would have thrived by the Mississippi. This intersection of art, the environment, and the public sphere, aims to use art in a social justice context to raise awareness for an issue that our collaborate group was concerned about.
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