Refocusing Ecology Laurie Palmer

A Visit to the Lichen Museum with Laurie Palmer

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Saturday, October 15, 2022,
11am - 12pm

San Lorenzo River
(Meet behind the Ross Dress for Less)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


The Lichen Museum project draws inspiration from the radical habits of lichens to explore parallel considerations for human becoming. With lichens as muse, the Lichen Museum nurtures and develops actions and perspectives that support collectivity and undermine individualism, profit-motivation, time-equals-money, and presumed human dominance of the material world. As a conceptual frame to slow and redirect attention, the Lichen Museum invites you to zero in on inhabitants of the sidewalks and river bank ecologies; enter slowed, horizontal, colorful and complex worlds that co-exist with those of capitalist urgency but are mostly overlooked or stepped on.

Part of the Refocusing Ecology Workshop Series, sponsored by the City Arts Recovery Design (CARD) Program of City of Santa Cruz.

Presented with support from