Smell Share with Kate Daughdrill

Join artist and urban farmer Kate Daughdrill for a meditative scent encounter. Daughdrill will share six plant smells in the form of hydrosols (plant waters) that she distilled from various locations at Skidmore and at Burnside Farm—Kate’s artistic urban farm in Detroit, MI. Weather permitting, Daughdrill will lead us on a walk throughout campus where we will explore smell as a creative act that opens us to deeper experiences of place and connectedness.

Smell Share is a collaboration between the Tang Teaching Museum and the Skidmore Sustainability Office.

This event is free and open to all.

About Kate Daughdrill

Kate Daughdrill is an artist, urban farmer, writer, and speaker based in Detroit. She earned a BA in Studio Art and Political & Social Thought from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recent projects include Detroit SOUP, a monthly dinner that funds micro-grants for creative projects in Detroit, and the Edible Hut, a community space with a living, edible roof in a public park in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Cranbrook Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Kunstverein Wolfsburg. Daughdrill lives and works on Burnside Farm on Detroit’s east side. She is currently cultivating gatherings and dinners that explore the connections between plants, ceremony, and artistic energy. She is also focusing on her writing, offering talks, and immersing herself in learning experiences to deepen her integration of meditation, wildness, yoga, and artistic practice.

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