Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An oyster army, meaningful gift giving, a benefit art auction and more from the internet

Building an Army of Oysters Around NYC To Mitigate Floods + Erosion Before commercial harvesting, oyster reefs used to compose more than 220,000 acres of New York’s coastline, acting as a natural flood-mitigation system in addition to increasing marine biodiversity. With these reefs’ destruction, New York is dangerously vulnerable to natural disasters—a threat that (as Hurricane Ida recently showed) is only growing. To protect the …

Collectif des Createurs Canadiens’ Sci-Fi-Inspired Online Furniture Exhibit, “FICTIONS”

Curated by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, a multi-channel virtual broadcast featuring the work of eight designers

From Collectif des Createurs Canadiens (aka Canadian Creators Collective or CCC), a Montreal-based non-profit that promotes contemporary Canadian design globally, comes FICTIONS—a multi-channel immersive exhibit that features new and exclusive work from eight local designers. It’s the inaugural exhibition by the CCC and curated by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, who doesn’t settle into the passive pedestals found in the recent online-viewing-room rush. Rather, this virtual experience lets viewers toggle …

Brooklyn-Based Rachael Tarravechia + Anthony Eslick’s “New York Isn’t F*cking Dead” Exhibition

Tchotchke Gallery's first duo show pays homage to those who continue to shape and contribute to NYC's enduring vibrance

Like many New Yorkers over the past year, Tchotchke Gallery founders Danielle Dewar and Marlee Katz defiantly rejected claims made by various publications (and individuals) that the city was somehow dead. “We both felt quite protective,” they explain. “Not to mention, this also happened around the same time that we saw the great migration out of New York City.” While some returned when case numbers …