General Sisters (Dana Bishop-Root and Ginger Brooks Takahashi)

General Sisters look on neighborliness, or “sistering,” as an extreme act. In an era when individuals are unlikely to know their fellow community members, the General Sisters bring neighbors together through collective acts of nurturing. With their neighbors, the Sisters nurture soil, grow food, and care for their community in North Braddock, Pennsylvania. They also run a store named General Sisters in North Braddock. Their earth-based practice extends to the air, as they also monitor local coal-plant emissions. With their Arts Center installation, General Sisters focus their neighboring practice on water and the ecological impact that caring for both bodies of water and wastewater can have on communities.   

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