Executive Director, City as Living Laboratory
Olivia Georgia is Executive Director of CALL/City as Living Laboratory, founded by environmental artist Mary Miss. CALL works with artists, scientists, and residents of urban communities to create sustainable solutions to urgent climate change, equity, and health issues. CALL supports artists and designers to connect environmental challenges with personal experience and to take action for a better future. Since CALL incorporated in 2011, it has worked with over 100 artists, scientists, and organizations in West Harlem, the Bronx and Chinatown. CALL has also completed urban-scale projects in Indianapolis, a pilot in Lewiston, New York, and is currently developing a multi-year initiative to advance water stewardship in Milwaukee. In May 2019 CALL launched a National CALL/WALKS pilot in six cities across the United States.
Prior to CALL, Georgia served as Executive Director of Meredith Monk’s The House Foundation for the Arts, Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, Director of Visual Arts for the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and Assistant Director of the Washington Project for the Arts. Since 1980, Georgia has organized over 30 exhibitions and produced numerous performance series. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Look & Listen, a new music festival, and the Harpo Foundation.