“Plantón” is the word in Spanish for a sapling. It is also the word for a sit-in. This project takes on both: the green to be planted and the peaceful protest. It is about giving plants and trees the opportunity to walk down the streets of their city. At the end of each walk, we co-create community public green areas.
I have organized “walking forest” performances annually since 2010. Plantón Móvil is about moving-with as a form of solidarity. I began thinking humans were lending their mobility to plants— now I understand that we gain much from borrowing their slowness as well. We learn in our attempt to find common speed.
More on Plantón Móvil in this interview