Project: A Walk in the Park workshop series
Role: 2021 Observer-in-Residence: Invited local artists with an environmental focus to lead each workshop, collaborated on workshop curriculum, co-facilitated workshop; currently compiling compilation of workshop content and graphic design for publication of a final resource.
Partner: The Contemporary Austin museum
Approach: Collective exploration and interpretation through unique/distinct lenses
A Walk in the Park invited park-goers to explore the Laguna Gloria sculpture park through different sensory lenses*. Lenses came from each artist’s POV/area of focus. In total, 70 people (aged 9-65 years old) attended four workshops focused on trees, sound, color, and invasive species. Each workshop involved a collective walk, followed by individual observations and data gathering focused on the topic at hand. Participants would reconvene at the end to share and review findings. The outdoor workshops provided a new way for community members to engage with the museum while meeting public safety guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. The printed interpretive guides that were generated via the Walk in the Park workshops are free and available for use at the Laguna Gloria gatehouse. Digital versions are available HERE.
*Sensory lens = a filter for honing and narrowing our focus.
A Walk in the Park with The Odditree Society
A Walk in the Park with Phonography Austin
A Walk in the Park with Lydia Garcia
A Walk in the Park with the EPA/Christopher Kennedy
A Walk in the Park: Field Test #1
A Walk in the Park: Field Guide (Soft) Launch