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Taking public spaces back one pollinator at a time

This project envisions a future of care where humans and nonhumans act as a singular unit to democratize spaces lost through careless politics and provides an appropriate space to remember those for whom the parks have been named and since forgotten. Remembrance is coming to the forefront this century and how we remember these people are more important than ever. It is important to ask: how can we elevate those memories and create care and love for our communities with the tools we have on hand? Both of the parks were named after extraordinary people. Emanuel de Dios and Dunningham fought for what they believed and, most importantly, they fought for their communities. Their work was lost and their names are forgotten through ill-designed and misused public spaces. Plants, however, have been used throughout history to remember those we have lost and used to create care for those we remembered. The relationships between the parks and non-humans is meant to address the care and love that exist in the community. Through the use of pollinators and simple interventions within the existing elements of the parks, they can create community collaboration and exposure for those who need it most.