Eric Ellingsen and artist-in-residence Christina Kousgaard led an event on October 24, 2015 amidst Species of Space’s installation in the Outside Design exhibition. It inaugurated the opening of the D-centered Garden of the Senses. Participants explored many perceptual, tactile, and cognitive investigations, like walking barefoot through soil and creating soap film projections.
Visitors also witnessed a marriage ceremony for the Spanish pipe el Tubo and German Violin Bow Guygin, made a celebratory mandala cake, and were invited to wed together objects of their choosing. Scholar and Outside Design exhibitor David Hays also presented an ongoing lecture concerning grottos and histories of landscape design.