Parallel Walks: Creating A Community Forest: Artist Walk with Matthew López-Jensen
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Mosholu Parkway, Norwood, The Bronx
Join artist Matthew López-Jensen for a slow walk through and around the future home of the Mosholu Teaching Forest. López-Jensen is a “Super Steward” for this 20-acre site and he has been building a community coalition to help restore this landscape. The walk will unpack this complicated, years-long project and along the way the group will assist with some stewardship activity. The walk will visit important trees (like one of the oldest sassafras trees in New York City), look at bedrock, talk about edible plants, maybe see mushrooms, discuss what makes a forest “healthy” and see what happens when an urban forest is abandoned. López-Jensen will also discuss the artistic layers that overlap with the project and the advocacy.
The walk will end with light fare and drinks at the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center (JBOLC) Community Farmers Market.
About Parallel Walks
Join us for the first in a series of Parallel Walks, artist-led walks that take place in two locations, connected through a shared political, social, contextual, or geographic theme. The walks are the first of a new series of artist-led programming organized through Creative Time HQ, a forthcoming gathering space for art and politics opened by Creative Time.