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Saturday, October 1, 2016, time TBA
Public Word-Coining during Somerville's AgriCultural Festival!
I'm happy to join local farmers and artists in Somerville's first ever AgriCultural Festival - a celebration of everything we grow from the earth, and the people who grow it. I'll be hosting a Human + Nature Word-Coining, with the Human + Nature Field Desk. All visitors are welcome to create new words and imagery to show that humans are a part of nature, not separate from it! No previous word-coining experience required! Word-coining supplies will be available. Non-English contributions to the dictionary are welcome, as are non-alphabet-based symbolic contributions! This is an inclusive, experimental, poetic project in reclaiming language creation to reshape culture.

ARTFarm, 10 Poplar Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Past Events

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 11am-3pm
Public Word-Coining during Fresh Pond Day!
During Fresh Pond Day you're invited to visit the Human Nature Dictionary table to participate in this collaborative art project! Together we'll create new words and images to show that humans are a part of nature, not separate from it. Cambridge resident and artist Freedom Baird will guide visitors in cooking up new words, images, and definitions that describe ways in which human activity and nature unintentionally intersect, interact, or merge. No previous word-coining experience required! Art supplies will be available. Non-English contributions to the dictionary are welcome! And so are non-alphabet based symbolic contributions! This is an inclusive, experimental, poetic project in reclaiming language creation to reshape the way we think about nature.

Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Artisan’s Asylum is a 40,000 sq foot, non-profit maker-space and community fabrication center located in Somerville, MA. It's mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of fabrication.

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00-8pm
Public Word Coining with Beer and Cookies!
Come make some participatory art at the Artisan's Asylum, Somerville MA's extraordinary, eclectic, community-minded, 40,000 square foot maker-space!

You are invited to infiltrate language by creating new words and images to show that humans are a part of nature, not separate from it. MassArt MFA candidate Freedom Baird will briefly introduce the open-content Human Nature Dictionary, then attendees will sit together snacking, cooking up new words and images, and discussing the implications of working with word-creation and dictionaries in artistic practice.. No previous word-coining experience required! Art supplies will be available, and you can bring your own as well. Feel free to invite people! This is a public-word coining and image making! Refreshments will be provided. Non-English contributions to the dictionary are welcome! And so are non-alphabet based symbolic contributions! This is an inclusive, experimental, poetic project in reclaiming language creation to reshape culture. All are welcome and creative sabotage of the words and definitions we create is welcome too.

Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143

The MassArt Sustainability Incubator is a spring 2016 interdisciplinary platform for developing and cross-pollinating innovative curriculum and art/design projects at the intersection of social justice, health, and the environment.

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:30-8pm
Public Word Coining with Drinks and Snacks!
Come make some participatory art at MassArt’s Sustainability Incubator in the beautiful, new Design and Media Center!

You are invited to infiltrate language by creating new words and images to show that humans are a part of nature, not separate from it. MassArt MFA candidate Freedom Baird will briefly introduce the open-content Human Nature Dictionary, then attendees will sit together snacking, cooking up new words and images, and discussing the implications of working with word-creation and dictionaries in artistic practice.. No previous word-coining experience required! Art supplies will be available, and you can bring your own as well. Feel free to invite people! This is a public-word coining and image making! Refreshments will be provided. Non-English contributions to the dictionary are welcome! And so are non-alphabet based symbolic contributions! This is an inclusive, experimental, poetic project in reclaiming language creation to reshape culture. All are welcome and creative sabotage of the words and definitions we create is welcome too.

MassArt Design and Media Center, 1st Floor, Incubator Room, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115