Experience Around the Table
A new community-driven project at the intersection of art, food, and identity
Around the Table explores the intersection of food, art, and identity by creating a installations that embody the culinary diaspora and by hosting a series of community events in collaboration with local chefs to engage people with intertwining stories and cuisines. The installation will include custom-created tableware with community-gathered stories etched into the table and chairs. Around the Table will serve as a space to build community, elevate marginalized experiences, and enjoy good food.
Eating together around a table is where people pass-on stories with family and friends and share with and hear from new people from different backgrounds.
Alexander is a public artist whose work focuses on collaboratively creating beautiful and powerful site-specific art that lifts people and their stories up. While Alexander is not from the area, he has worked with local community members and organizations to develop collaboratively-created public art projects.
Teresa is a Dorchester resident, local business-owner, and active community member. Teresa is a self-taught home baker with a passion for delicious treats and also a gifted sculptor who has translated her passion for clay into cakes. In early 2016 Teresa left her position at Harvard University to pursue her passion for baking and decorating.