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.

In summer 2019, visitors to the ICA Watershed heard stories recorded at past Comida Casera and enjoy activities on food, home, and community cohosted with Kannan Thiruvengadam of Eastie Farm.

Activations of Aquí y allá included:

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 shared their stories; hosted by Eastie Farm.

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

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

Sat, Aug 17, 2:30 PM
Participants met at the ICA Watershed and toured the East Boston Greenway with conversations about climate and community; hosted by Eastie Farm.

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

Free admission to the ICA Watershed is made possible by the generosity of Alan and Vivien Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation.

The Boston Foundation welcomes you to the ICA Watershed.

The ICA Watershed is supported by Fund for the Arts, a public art program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.


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