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Do Trees Have Nationality? | project website
The Olive Oil Tasting / Gift Exchange Picnic was presented in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Joining us on Jesse Square, invited participants – friends, museum goers, and passersby – were given the opportunity to taste several varieties of olive oil produced in different regions of Palestine and engage in a symbolic gift exchange.
For receiving an olive branch, participants were asked to consider the olive trees in Palestine and offer their reflections on one of several questions that address the rights of trees, how their identity impacts their survival, and what our responsibility is toward them.
The Project | Do Trees Have Nationality? raises questions about environmental responsibility in the context of borders, conflict and nationalism, by highlighting the destruction of olive trees in Palestine and the impact this has on ecological and social sustainability.