Mapping Meaning: 2010

The first Mapping Meaning brought together 14 women and occurred while camping together in Dixie National Forest, Utah.

As a participatory project aiming to stimulate collaboration, the pilot year included group discussions, field / hiking sessions, individual research, and a photographic session utilizing sculptural leveling rods created specifically for the workshop.

Some topics of discussion included: the Nuclear West, Indigenous Conservation and Ecological Poverty, Life on Fragile Landscapes, the Many Meanings of Insects, and Art, Surveying and the Detached Eye.

2010 Workshop Schedule


“This intervention was crucial – it brought women together to discuss seemingly at odds, yet organically knit ideas.  Who knew climate change policies, activist art, a documentary about Swaziland, lifecycle assessments, business ethics, violent social protests and a single image of four women on top of a mountain with surveying equipment could have such a strong theme of change and flow running through them.”

Jennifer Richter

 2010, 2012 and 2014 Participant

Unless noted in slideshow, photos taken by Krista Caballero