Mapping Meaning: 2010
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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.
“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.”
2010, 2012 and 2014 Participant