Holyoke, MA
Project Title
Understanding the Food Forest: Peoples’ Pathways to Food and Land Sovereignty
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount

Our collective aims to support the Public to meaningfully understand, through durational opportunities for play, the power of food forests as legacies of indigenous worldbuilding, designed for food and land sovereignty - from the science of how food forests contribute to climate stabilization in the creation of biospheres; to how queer ecology upends dominant classification systems; to how various Eastern Woodlands indigenous peoples view stewardship - disarming commonly-accepted assumptions about property, ownership, philanthropy and policing. Games may be experienced during mini festivals featuring local artists or through solo exploration.

Reflections on artist organizing: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVB7HGe4W9AziJ-DLxta9mz2M6JuZ65PO
and Decolonize our Museums: http://decolonizeourmuseums.tumblr.com/


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