Artist Hugh Pocock contacted us as part of his research into materials apt for fencing about an acre of land, No Man’s Land, fencing to last more than one hundred years. We shared thoughts about the value of stone fences in terms of aesthetics, durability, habitat creation, and low-carbon footprint. We noted that many First Peoples of the Americas have a tradition of stone craft millennia deep. We considered the legacy of colonial enclosure of Native Territories.
No Man’s Land is a project about issues of property and nature. In partnership, The Lenape Center and the artist envision a park under the multi-generational custodianship of the Lenape Tribe, bounded in a way that works within the complexities of time, space, and the natural world.
Project partners are seeking a donation of land on which to create this project.