Build a Box Altar
Info meeting Tuesday Oct 17th – 6pm
Outside the Clubhouse in Garfield Park
We invite you to be inspired by the tradition of shoe box altars. We are seeking community members or organizations interested in creating large box altars to anchor the sacred space of the park for the community to come together, celebrate and feel the complexities of emotions associated with death.
We will provide one 3’x7′ cardboard box each for community member or organization interested in creating a large box altar. This year we are encouraging all community members to make more personal and individual shoebox altars this so please keep that in mind when constructing your large cardboard box.
The Marigold Project invites traditional, contemporary and experimental altars that address grief and loss on a social, spiritual and personal level. We encourage and support altar’s that engage community participation.
The Marigold Project is asking that the altar proposals incorporate the following directions, elements and age groups. These elements are universal symbols that connect indigenous cultures and traditions with the present. By placing these symbols within the altars at Garfield Park we invoke the ancestors and create a sacred space. Please indicate which one best suits your project when submitting your proposal.
North- Earth: Elders
East- Air: Children
South- Fire: Young Adult
West- Water: Adult
Center- Ether: Ancestor
These elements are universal symbols that connect indigenous cultures and traditions with the present. Within the altars at Garfield Park we invoke the ancestors and create a sacred space.