StrataSpore used mushrooms as both metaphor and material to discuss infrastructure, networks, and latent potential. The process cultivated “spores” of knowledge about local ecosystems and urban sustainability. The collaborators combined elements of task and performance-based art, experiential learning, cooking, mushroom hunting and identification, and experimental design practice.
Caroline Woolard, Artist and Designer
Born on an island in RI and based in NY, Caroline Woolard is currently working on a barter network for artists (OurGoods.org) and a sustainable design-build project. Woolard received her BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and is a recipient of The Field’s Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists, a MacDowell Colony Residency, a Watermill Residency, a Pilchuck Scholarship, the Leon Levy Foundation Grant, and The Elliot Lash Award for Excellence in Sculpture. Her interventions are presented publicly in the urban environment and have been investigated by media like NY1News, TimeOut NY, and Wallpaper* Magazine. At times, the projects become affiliated with psychogeographic events like Conflux in NY, Cryptic Providence in RI, and Unoccupied Spaces in Montreal, but more often they move independently.