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Fieldworks Collaborative (FW) Tribute Project: Spirit Tasting and Chit Chat

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Z Space Lobby

Join Fieldworks Collaborative, Z Space and Word for Word, for a lively evening of spirit tasting and conversation with local environmental activists. Starting with a tasting from Fieldworks latest hand-crafted vodka-based spirits infused with Pacific coast and sea botanicals, we will  honor the work of three environmental projects:

  • Luke Cole - Co-founder of the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment, fostered a generative legacy as an early environmental justice leader.

  • Mary Crowley and Charles Hambleton leaders at the Ocean Voyages Institute, working to remove fishing nets and consumer plastics from the Pacific gyre. 

  • Salt Point Seaweed's, Tessa Emmer, Catherine O'Hare, and Avery Resor, who co-created their seaweed business as a force for environmental protection, and “with a determination to mitigate the detrimental impacts of climate change and industrialized food systems on the ocean ecosystems that we cherish.”

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FW is excited to share three new Tribute spirits, created especially for each honoree and named with their specific interests and work in mind. The evening will then open out into a "chit chat", a collective dialogue about our shifting eco-systemic relationship with the land and sea, reflecting on the "green parable" of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Along with our honored Tributees, we will consider opportunities for restorative hope and momentum animated by their work.

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About FW Tribute Project:

Tribute addresses the enormous need for restorative hope and models of engagement at the intersection of nature and culture, given the urgent and escalating environmental and climate change crises we are facing. Building on FW harvest projects from regional gardens and backyards, and their tradition of gatherings for lively conversations knows as Chit-Chats, this project will honors everyday grassroots environmental and food justice visionaries, activists and unsung heroes working on our regional fronts to support and engage our Bay Area communities. Through this project, FW is creating a new series of infused vodka based spirits named to personally acknowledge each tributee and amplify their work.

Fieldworks Collaborative (FW), led by artists Trena Noval and Ann Wettrich, creates public platforms for creative inquiry and collaborative practices that respond to contemporary cultural and environmental conditions. Informed by specific places and landscapes, we mine the intersections of nature and culture to animate discoveries through collective encounters and curated experiences. Our working methods are inspired by research practices and relational actions that take place in the public realm. We aim to create alternative structures that invite collaborative constructions of knowledge.