Artist; architect; curator

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Michael Gerace, Relocate Kivalina

Michael Gerace is the director of the transdisciplinary and global collective Re-Locate Kivalina an international group of artists working with representatives of the whaling community of Kivalina, Alaska, which is in urgent need of relocating due to rising seas and melting permafrost. Using socially engaged art and online media, ReLocate is working to initiate a community-led and culturally specific relocation for the members of the community, as well as to locate, make visible, and bring action to the political, social, governmental, and economic issues underlying displacement caused by climate change and the relocation of indigenous communities.