Since 2016, artist Evelyn Rydz has invited more than 250 women to partake in shared communal meals through her community engagement project Comida Casera, Spanish for “homemade food” or “food from home.” Participants share a meal and a memory of a woman the food reminds them of, expanding notions of home.

At the ICA Watershed this summer, hear stories recorded at past Comida Casera and enjoy activities on food, home, and community cohosted with Kannan Thiruvengadam of Eastie Farm.

Summer 2019 activations of Aquí y allá*

Transplant Tales
Sat, Jun 15, 2:30 PM
Stories of transplantation experiences; hosted by Eastie Farm.

Solstice Stories
Sat, Jun 22, 2:30 PM
Inspired by the summer sun, farmers share their stories; hosted by Eastie Farm.

Recetas de casa
Sat, Jul 20, 2:30 PM
Visitors share recipes in this community event with artist Evelyn Rydz.

Green Walk/Camino Verde
Sat, July 27, 2:30 PM
A walking tour of community gardens; hosted by Eastie Farm.

Cosecha Comida (Harvest Food)
Sat, Aug 3, 2:30 PM
Exploring harvesting stories; hosted by Eastie Farm.

Eco-walk
Sat, Aug 17, 2:30 PM
Meet at the ICA Watershed and tour the East Boston Greenway with conversation about climate and community; hosted by Eastie Farm.

Garden Taste
Sat, Aug 24, 2:30 PM
Local chefs discuss their use of local food sources. 

*Dates/times subject to change