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What Keeps You Up?

Maya Lin on How Art Can Encourage Climate Action

“What Is Missing?,” the final installation from the architect and sculptor, raises awareness about mass extinction.

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Climate Minded with Maya Lin

“I think you have to introduce people to how amazing and fantastic the world has been, and can be again.” Thinking about extinct species keeps artist and architect Maya Lin up at night. —As told to Leslie Kaufman.

I just loved animals growing up. There was this brilliant book called Witness that had photographs of all these endangered species. That’s when I began to worry about extinctions.