GROUND

Ground is shared; upholding relationships that oblige a negotiation first with the seen, felt, tangible world. Yet, ground is largely concealed underfoot, in the contours of racist policy, legal title and extractive land-use. Through the lens of reconciliation, we seek expressions of interest for those working to expand the meaning of ground - whether urban, rural or transitional; including but not limited to place names, preservation values, botanical vocabulary, ancestral knowledge, invisible narratives and archaeological surveys. The most pressing question for us is: Where do we stand?

CONVERSATIONS
Propose a discussion with a community partner. Conversations should frame issues intersectionally and center communities most impacted by climate change.
PAPERS
Propose a 15-minute presentation for a paper that addresses the conference themes.  Proposals may include "Coauthoring Workshops" for unfinished research facilitated.
DESIGN ACTIONS
Propose an existing or future project, site, or transformative action in New York State / Lenapehoking that cultivates relationship building.