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Aquí y Allá: Juntos A La Mesa
Created for the ICA Watershed, East Boston
2019
Aquí y Allá: Juntos A La Mesa
Created for the ICA Watershed, East Boston
2019
Aquí y Allá: Juntos A La Mesa
Created for the ICA Watershed, East Boston
2019
Aquí y Allá: Juntos A La Mesa
Created for the ICA Watershed, East Boston
2019
Aquí y Allá: Juntos A La Mesa
Created for the ICA Watershed, East Boston
2019
Comida Casera Event
ICA Watershed, East Boston
2019
Forming Home
A La Mesa, Created for MIT List Visual Arts Center
2019
Forming Home
A La Mesa, Created for MIT List Visual Arts Center
2019
Forming Home
A La Mesa, Created for MIT List Visual Arts Center
2019
A la Mesa/ To the Table
Created for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
2018
A La Mesa/ To The Table
Created for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
2018

A selection of Comida Casera participatory projects, installations, and workshops.

Comida Casera is a multigenerational project that uses meal-sharing and storytelling to cultivate communities that transcend divides. Participants share stories and food inspired by a woman in their lives who gives them a sense of home. Since 2016, the project has expanded from backyards to libraries, community centers, museums, universities, and to online exchanges open to all.

A La Mesa is a call to gather in community around the table and is activated by public programs on cultivating food, home, and community. The installation is a partial recreation of a kitchen, complete with a dining table and benches. Participants are invited to add to a public archive of recipes, stories, and drawn memories honoring the people, places, and dishes that form their connection to home.

Project partners & locations: Samson Projects, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard University, ICA Watershed, 808 Gallery at Boston University, Office of Justice, Equity, and .T. at MassArt, and SMFA Tufts Library
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