Inevitable Ecology: Antonio Rovaldi’s Metroclimate

Investigation by K. Lisa Schiff

The five boroughs of New York City still contain some surprisingly raw terrain, and Antonio Rovaldi created the humbly monumental art project of charting their coastlines. While a focus on coastal lands in a time of sea level rise cannot avoid engaging issues of climate change, Rovaldi’s offhanded, reflective approach obliquely makes way for surprising possibilities.