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What We Do

Public Art as Solutions is an initiative to increase public awareness about climate change and urban heat through artistic interventions.


New Haven,


Why We Engage

Public engagement and understanding of climate change action is low, especially among African American and Latinx populations. 

We are committed to participatory problem solving through the arts to engage those most at risk by climate disaster in cities.


Community art workshop, Victoria Martinez 2019

Cooling Paint

Our goal is to utilize cooling paint to create public art that will support specific ‘hot’ neighborhoods in New Haven.


Mural Art by Eric Skotnes. Photos by Ariane Middel

Who We Are

This initiative is rooted in a multidisciplinary effort between three Yale schools and the Department of Cultural Affairs 

We are a growing collective of designers, artists, scientists, and urban planners dedicated to creating engaging artistic solutions to help mitigate climate change in cities.


Yale School of the Environment


Yale School of Art


Yale School of Architecture

Meet the 2023-24 Climate Engagement Fellow


Daniel Pizarro


Daniel Pizarro is a Creative Director at For La Diáspora Studio a design practice centered on cultural branding for social impact. As a Chilean from the US Diaspora, Daniel has rooted his work in community-based partnerships to foster collaboration and social innovation through design.

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