World Tree Map

World Tree Map
Interactive Artwork

Frida Larios
El Salvador


Indigenous artist & creator of The Nature of Cities Summit, “Sowing” logo, Frida will be gathering the TNOC community in a collective installation action in which everyone attending is invited to collaborate by: painting (even if you don’t have painting skills), and bringing-in a native leaf from their origin city or region. Each leaf will be traced over and/or painted into its own place in the bio-regions map, conforming a whole World (Cacao) Tree mural, as a metaphor of the creation story of the human species: standing erect on Paris ground with its feet reaching the underworld to the ancestral root that connects in underwater rivers across our dear mother, Mother Earth.

How to Participate: Please bring a leaf from an indigenous tree in your region or city and use it to trace and paint it on its own bio-place in the indigenous Tree World Map. Throughout the Summit, Frida will be in the Summit lobby, next to FREAK, co-painting the collective World Tree Map installation on canvas with you. If you cannot bring an actual leaf, then you can bring a photo of a leaf to trace onto the map.

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