What are we doing?
Go on a mushroom hunting walk. Mycology = study of mushrooms.
Why are we doing it?
Mushroom hunting builds skills in observation, and highlights chance encounters.
Also, John Cage taught a Mushroom Identification class on Sundays during summers and autumn at the New School from 1958-1960 (sometimes co-taught with Guy Nearing).
Credit: Waxman, Lori. Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus. Sternberg Press, 2017. Page 220.
How are we doing it?
- Select a mushroom hunting app. Feel free to do further research.
- Find at least two mushrooms on your hunt.
- Do not trespass on private property and do not eat any of the mushrooms (be safe!) Even John Cage once landed in the hospital for accidentally eating a poisonous mushroom.