Walk at Walden with Climate Writer/Activist Wen Stephenson and Jane D. Marsching (A DeCordova Event)

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Walden Pond State Reservation, Concord, MA


Walk at Walden with Climate Writer/Activist Wen Stephenson and Jane D. Marsching (A DeCordova Event)

Join climate writer/activist Wen Stephenson and artist Jane Marsching in a walking event that reconsiders the radical politics of Thoreau in our time. Connect observation, environmental awareness, aesthetic action, and social change to the climate crisis now.  We will walk from Walden Pond to Brister's Hill nearby and as we do we will consider what is nature, what is changing, how can we engage, and what is radicalism today?

Meet at Walden Pond parking kiosk, Concord, MA.  Learn more: fieldstation.net

Wen Stephenson is a contributing writer for The Nation and wrote the recent cover essay "Thoreau's Radical Moment -- and Ours." He has written about climate, culture, and politics for Slate, The Boston Phoenix, Grist, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His Slate essay "Walking Home From Walden" was featured at the Thoreau Society's 2012 annual gathering in Concord. He is a founding member of the grassroots climate-action network 350 Massachusetts, allied with 350.org.

Interdisciplinary artist, Jane D. Marsching explores our past, present and future human impact on the environment through interdisciplinary and collaborative research-based practices.  Projects have been sited in museums and galleries as well as weather observatories, public parks, city streets, radio waves, and the internet.  She has worked with scientists, educators, kite builders, meteorologists, architects, and musicians, among others. Recent exhibitions include: Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland; Tierra des Explorades, Buenos Aires; the ICA Boston; MassMoCA; North Carolina Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA; and Sonoma Museum of Art, CA.

This event is part of Field Station Concordia, a project at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum now through October 1, 2013 in the exhibition WORK OUT, in which four artists and artist collectives create alternative, sustainable engagements with the landscape.