Project: Overstory + Understory Workshop
Approach: Defining a framework for prolonged ATTENTION and collective SHARING. Helping people see a familiar place with FRESH eyes.
Conceived and completed during the Covid-19 pandemic, when many people were under stay-at-home orders, this two-part online workshop invited people to re-discover familiar nearby terrain. 25 Participants observed a tree in their yard for one week and documented the experience through varied mediums. When findings were shared, outcomes included surprise, awe, wonder, and... increased knowledge of our own, and other's, trees and backyard habitats.
Related article shared by workshop participant A.Scofield: Observing nature in your backyard is not dull but radically significant