Anchorage, AK



Addressing Climate Change, Immigration, and Indigenous Issues

The City of Anchorage partnered with the Anchorage Museum on SEED Lab, a vacant building transformed into an incubator and convening space for artists, designers, and community members to create projects addressing climate change, immigration, and indigenous issues.

As part of economic recovery efforts, artists installed murals on the facades of vacant buildings and restaurants to enliven and enrich a desolate downtown district during COVID.

The community gained a deeper understanding of how art can educate and inform with 76% of participants reporting that SEED Lab’s activities made them think differently about civic issues.

Project Updates:

Anchorage, AK

By Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Anchorage, AK

It seems as if almost every day a new study is published about the long-term effects of climate change. Here in Anchorage, Alaska, we are sourcing creative solutions to the immediate threat climate change poses to our city’s infrastructure, economy and lives. Beyond threats to our infrastructure, climate change also has brought higher temperatures to Anchorage and, as a result, we’ve seen more parasites, more lightning strikes and a longer fire season, all of which threatens public health and the well-being of our city’s residents.