On Belonging in Outdoor Spaces is a speaker series on access, inclusion, and connection in nature. This free, virtual event series is hosted by Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Farrington Nature Linc, The Food Project, Mass Audubon, and The Walden Woods Project. Additional support is generously provided by the Ogden Codman Trust, the Lincoln Garden Club, and the Bemis Free Lecture Series.
This speaker series will feature prominent speakers whose work is advancing efforts to strengthen belonging and connection between communities of color and the benefits of time in nature. Please join us in welcoming Akiima Price, Evelyn Rydz, Dr. Monica White, and Dr. J. Drew Lanham.
For more information and to register, please visit www.onbelongingoutdoors.org.
Evelyn Rydz, Visual Artist
Close Attention: Exploring a creative practice inside and outside the studio
April 14, 2021 – 7pm ET
Exploring the vulnerability and the resiliency of natural and cultural ecosystems, Rydz invites viewers and participants of her projects to imagine a different future – one shaped by our connections and care for local and global communities.
Evelyn Rydz creates work across drawing, photography, site-responsive installations and participatory community projects. Her projects explore natural and cultural ecosystems, their vulnerability and resilience, and ways they shape our connections to care, community, and perspectives of home, from local to global. Examples of her participatory community practice include projects inviting participants to share food, recipes, and stories with matriarchal meaning (Comida Casera, since 2016) and mapping and displaying sources of public drinking water, sites of toxic runoff and communities they impact (The Mouth: A Merrimack River Project, 2020). Rydz received an MFA from SMFA at Tufts University and is currently an Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Register online for this program. You can register for all four presentations, or register for individual programs.