Collaboration with Kathryn Nusa Logan with guest collaborator Katherine G. Moore
A Compendium of Pathway Encounters
Site: Woodward Nature Preserve, Columbus, OH
Forestry Exploratorium, a Satellite Office
The Department of Planetary Futures
January - September, 2022
A Compendium of Pathway Encounters is composed of scientific, experiential, and embodied data collected over the course of several months by Forestry Exploratorium, a Satellite Office of The Department of Planetary Futures at the Woodward Nature Preserve in Columbus, Ohio, USA. As a practice, Exploratorium personnel KNL and JB visited the site 12 times, often accompanied virtually by KGM, during the first six months of the year 2022. Site visit duration times ranged between 60 and 90 minutes in length, temperatures between 18 and 71°Fahrenheit, and encompassed several cycles of the moon. The goal of these visits was to form a practice in conjunction with personnel movement along the pathway and to embody the movements and personalities of the living and non-living materialities encountered along the pathway. Over the course of the half-year, personnel developed cyclical relationships, with the path, the natural habitat, the community center, playground, and one another. These connections spread into their everyday lives and left an impact greater than anticipated. A Compendium of Pathway Encounters is a visual report of these investigations and interactions; an homage to the Woodward Nature Preserve’s urban forestry and the City of Columbus.
A Compendium of Pathway Encounters is by Kathryn Nusa Logan and Jacklyn Brickman and made as part of the exhibition The Earth Is Us: Forging a New Relationship at Columbus Cultural Arts Center Curated by Char Norman. Special thanks to: Kathryn G. Moore, Rosalie Hendon, Environmental Planner at Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Urban Forestry, Woodward Nature Preserve, and Woodward Park Community Center