A La mesa / TO THE TABLE

Created for the exhibition Nine Moments for Now at the Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art,

Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Curated by Dell M. Hamilton, 2018 - 2019

A La Mesa / To the Table calls us to the table to partake in a shared communal meal made up of diverse stories. It is a call to welcome strangers through acts of hospitality, trust and generosity.

Participants are invited to sit at the table and listen to women’s stories from previous Comida Casera events using food and storytelling to create a shared space of exchange, celebrate differences, map experiences of home, and cultivate community.

On this table, blank recipe cards and pencils are provided for participants to record and archive their memories, drawings and recipes inspired by a person and shared dish who have had a meaningful impact on their connection to home.