Archive for the ‘food and water’ Category

a fresh look

How might urban agricultural practices be elaborated and illuminated through the contribution of artistic practices; and, conversely, what contributions might urban agriculture make to artistic practices in the contemporary moment? These are the questions out of which the idea for A Fresh Look emerged. We share the belief that the myriad of issues attached to […]

not far from the tree

not far from the tree

The core of not far from the tree‘s programming is our residential fruit-picking program, where we pick fruit from trees that would otherwise go to waste. We help fruit tree owners make use of the abundance of fruit that their trees offer by dispatching teams of volunteers to harvest it for them. One third goes […]

zainub verjee: city in a glass of water

subtle technologies presentation The sustainability discourse in the late eighties stemmed out of a certain understanding informed by environment, ecology and developmental economics. The world has grown far more complex, intrinsically interdependent and deeply integrated. Within sustainable city literature, little attention has thus far been paid to the “Urban” as a process of soio-ecological change, […]

nomadic plants

nomadic plants

The piece is called Nomadic Plants and is part of an exhibition that opens this week at the LABoral gallery in Asturias, Spain. The project draws inspiration from natural processes whereby plants adapt to hostile environments and colonise new territories. “Nowadays robots are a waste of energy: they dance and they move all the time,” […]