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  • Free Soil
    an intensive seminar and workshop in urban ecological survival skills The goal is to explore the cross section of permaculture and social activism through both hands on and theoretical sections Stijn 0 comments Education Events Organizations 09 Dec 2005 Metropolis design competition Metropolis Magazine seeks to identify the next generation of Big Ideas by the next generation of designers They are offering 10 000 to an individual or team of designers seeking to develop a Big Idea that will make our designed environment better safer and more sustainable The Next Generation Design Competition was established in 2003 to recognize and encourage activism social involvement and entrepreneurship among designers Joni T 0 comments Calls Sustainability 07 Dec 2005 Please Plant This Book US Various Cities Published by Richard Brautigan in the Spring of 1968 it consisted of eight packets of garden seeds each printed with a poem all gathered in a small folder Stijn 0 comments Books Virtual Soil 06 Dec 2005 Swimming in the Spree Berlin The initiative Spree 2011 aims to make Berlin s main river the Spree swimmable within 6 years The project involves designing catchment tanks for sewerage overspills during storms the leading pollutant and then feeding these back into the pipes once they are cleared Not only will the river be clean in enough to cool down in during the hot summer months the floating containers themselves can be utilised for a variety of uses to finance the project such as floating cinemas cafes and even camping sites Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects 05 Dec 2005 Project for Urban Intimacy Urban Parlour Games Global In general The Project for Urban Intimacy is seeking for ways to transgress and counter the rationality and efficiency that infect our cities To encourage more intimate forms of interaction

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    the service of human well being within the broader context of a socially and ecologically sustainable society The conference will be held at the Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands 18 19 May 2006 Stijn 0 comments Events Sustainability 23 Nov 2005 Support Rooseum take part in the petition Malmø Rooseum have been on the forefront when it comes to institutions that have supported new artistic work an institution that has hospitality and openness as a trademark and has engaged in public debate trough shows and public projects Though it has been one of the most important and internationally recognized institutions in the Oeresund region it is now threatened with closure Do pass by their website and show your support Nis 0 comments Organizations 23 Nov 2005 Another Relationality Rethinking Art as Experience Barcelona Is there any other way that art can exist in the public sphere This is the kick off question for the seminar at the MACBA Barcelona on November 25 and 26 from 11 am 9 pm This is how they describe it From relationality s point of view the Museum is a space for art in which new forms of social interaction are investigated without limiting its function to mere exhibition but creating an experimental platform In this way art can contribute significantly to the multiplication of public spheres through a process in which various subjects forms and spaces participate Institutions that engage actively in the public sphere is unfortunately a rare thing Expect a report in the near future Nis 0 comments Events Public Projects 15 Nov 2005 Soil Horizon Visualizing a stratification of dirt and soil Canada Lateral Architecture created for the Metis Garden Festival in the spirit of their general modus operandi an installation that focusses on the different layers underneath the surface of a garden made perceivable by elevating the soil beds Stijn 0 comments Architecture Events 15 Nov 2005 DIY Solar Electricity Providing developing countries with low cost photovoltaic panels Global The project uses sample panel components and instructions as an introduction for people in poorer regions to gain experience and learn about the possibilities of solar power applications Besides of standard telecommunications and agricultural systems the panels can be used to create a solar cooker and probably a mosquito zapper Stijn 0 comments Education Sustainability 14 Nov 2005 Zerofootprint A common ground for sustainable commerce Global Reducing our ecological footprint is something that starts at a personal level and will only be effective if we come to a truely green commerce worldwide Øfootprint acts as a link between millions of people and supports the idea that the small changes we make can lead to large results Stijn 0 comments Organizations Sustainability Virtual Soil 10 Nov 2005 DIY Survival diy self survival collated by c6 org is now available for cheap and can also be downloaded for FREE from their website It s a collection of essays tips and case studies showing the breadth and current diversity of art activism practice

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    A range of social legal and ecological issues are explored and dealt with as should be when dealing with the places we live Nis 0 comments Architecture Books Sustainability 26 Oct 2005 OLPC One laptop per child Global MIT Media Lab is working on a laptop that would only cost a 100 dollars to produce offering a way to provide millions of children worldwide with a new learning tool Except for large data storage the laptop will do basicly the same as a any other one Available P2P technology will allow information sharing while more research is being done to create a straight low cost internet connection What s more the Linux based computer will use innovative power including wind up To be expected by the end of 2006 or early 2007 Stijn 0 comments Education 26 Oct 2005 Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Anywhere Issue 4 of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest is now available online and you can also order or trade or barter the print version Articles include Temporary Public Spaces and The occupation Of Art Joni T 0 comments Books 26 Oct 2005 Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk Gdansk Poland Developments such as the new Warsaw highway and the removal of the tram system has meant that the lower town of Gdansk is now seperated from the city centre and falling into cultural and social neglect This ongoing project initiated by the Laznia Centre of Contemporary Art aims to revitalise the lower town using competitions workshops and exhibitions where architects artists and politicians attempt to redevelop the area especially utilising the old waterways Joni T 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Public Projects 22 Oct 2005 The Expanded Notion of Public Art International Conference 8th of November 2005 09 30 17 30 At Festsalen The Royal Danish Art Academy Copenhagen With Superflex Suzanne Lacy Katya Sander Peter Callesen Marjetica Potrc Lars Bang Larsen Jakob Boeskov Christian Jankowski Anja Raithel Barbara Steveni Creative Time Peter Eleey moderator Simon Sheik Arranged by Camilla Berner Christian Skovbjerg Jensen Kristine Agergaard in collaboration with PUBLIK and Professor Yvette Brackman If you are in the area this conference is an absolute must it also marks the start of PUBLIK a new organization for public art in Copenhagen Nis 0 comments Events Public Projects 20 Oct 2005 Rebel Radio The story of El Salvador s Radio Venceremos El Salvador The book is a collection of heroic but ever human stories about the clandestine Radio Venceremos woven together chronologically by José Ignacio López Vigil It is both dramatic and comical revealing different aspects of El Salvador s civil war Truely amazing Stijn 0 comments Books 18 Oct 2005 Tree People Greening urban communities one tree at a time US Los Angeles The T R E E S projects goal is to change our approach to urban watershed management motivating other cities to adopt best management practices The Tree People try to achieve this by simply planting trees raising a general environmental awareness

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    bureaucracies Catch Who is Bozo Texino at the Viennale More on Bozo Texino Bill Daniel AmyF 0 comments Artists Free Sustainability 29 Sep 2005 An new kind of Green Space From Treehugger via David Lu A truly mobile garden Part of Vancouver s International Car Free day Yes finally a use for oversized American cars Cities should only support small electric hybrid cars Let s turn all those abandoned drive in theaters into community gardens AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Sustainability 24 Sep 2005 Groundworks Groundworks Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art October 14 December 11 2005 Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA USA The exhibition catalogue and associated conference seek to address questions of policy efficacy and impact when artists work within a social ecological and political context Free Soil presents Gardening Superfund Sites AmyF 0 comments Exhibitions Sustainability 24 Sep 2005 Bicycle Film Festival A celebration of bicycle culture through music film art San Francisco The festival is currently rolling through San Francisco Brought to you by our brother Brendt Bryant Barber and friends Check out the photos bicycle barbeque Valet parking for bikes Get tickets p s Bikes rule AmyF 0 comments Events Exhibitions Free 22 Sep 2005 Down the Garden Path The Artist s Garden After Modernism Queens Museum of Art US New York This exhibition moves away from the narrow representation of only exhibiting garden documents to show a broad range of materials that refer to gardens as metaphors or points of departure to understand history politics and our relationship to nature AmyF 0 comments Exhibitions 22 Sep 2005 Not A Cornfield 15 000 truck loads of earth and one million seeds A living sculpture in the form of a field of corn growing in the historic center of Los Angeles Lauren Bon s Not A Cornfield project transforms an industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one agricultural cycle At harvest time the corn will be moved to another site where it will be dried out and then displayed and eventually used for the production of biodegradable containers This site will play host to regular visiting hours and interpretive tours as well as a dynamic schedule of weekly events and periodic festivals See website for a current schedule AmyF 0 comments Events Public Projects Sustainability 21 Sep 2005 Communism Project Arts Centre An in depth critical reivew by Tim Scott Works include Goshka Macuga s impersonation of Lenin including a public speech to an art audience Lali Chetwynd s restaging of an episode from the Cabaret Voltaire Susan Kelly s Reading Room inspired by Rodchenko The Project Arts Centre has commissioned ten artists to consider the word communism and moving beyond a sense of impasse suggest ways in which this term can be materialised Link to exhibit page Project Arts Communism AmyF 0 comments Exhibitions 21 Sep 2005 Imagine No Posessions The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism by Christina Kiaer Anywhere An interesting look at the Russian Constructivist conception of objects Our

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    The Lion King which should make a good read Nis 0 comments Articles Free Sustainability 17 Sep 2005 Architecture Urbanism Design Collaborative US Various Cities By way of Ryan Griffis and Rhizome here is a short presentation of Architecture Urbanism Design Collaborative AUDC It is a non profit organization dedicated to using the tools of architecture to research the role of the individual and the community in the contemporary urban environment Nis 0 comments Architecture Public Projects Virtual Soil 13 Sep 2005 Arts and Ecology Towards an Eco Cinema Bristol UK Sept 28 29 A programme about contemporary artists working with ecology The issues at stake from the broad issue of climate change to the resultant problems of desertification waste and dwindling biodiversity will be examined through artists practices and through interdisciplinary dialogue with sciences industry government and environmental groups The first conference with participation of Henrik Håkansson Dan Peterman and more was reviewed by Maja and Reuben Fowkes read the review Nis 0 comments Sustainability 11 Sep 2005 Public Air Quality indicator Copenhagen Denmark The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms Nis 0 comments Public Projects Sustainability 11 Sep 2005 Transsiberia Capturing the Moving Mind Starting today a group of artists have set off to map and moove from Moscow to Bejing on the Transsiberian Express Online conferences and a live mediastream will follow them on the way

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  • Free Soil
    an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea s responses The impact of Industrialisation population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea Nature retaliates by creating new forms one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or phytoplankton Images wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund algae on paper Nis 0 comments Public Projects Sustainability 30 Jul 2005 Trailer31 Camping Electronique by Code31 Europe Various Cities Code31 is an open studio and meeting place for electronic artists setting up their own workshops and collaborative art projects Under normal conditions located in Brussels from August 12 till 14 however they will setup their tents in the parc next to Le Corbusier s La maison radieuse in Reze France In case of a blackout I highly recommend taking a look at Le Corbusier Architect of Books by Catherine de Smet A book that beautifully illustrates yet another activity of Monsieur Corbu Stijn 0 comments Architecture Books Events Organizations 27 Jul 2005 Me and my Ozone Writing and Art Anywhere ORLO call for submissions Wanted short accounts of personal experiences with global warming Response based Feature Magazine Article to be published in The Bear Deluxe Magazine Deadline August 15 Orlo is a a nonprofit organization using the creative arts to explore environmental issues For more info go to www orlo org Joni T 0 comments Artists Calls 27 Jul 2005 The Dictionary of Imaginary Places Global This book tries to take fiction for fact and gives a complete list under certain limitations of all imaginary places on our planet The Dictionary is mainly the work of two authors Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi but in it s foreword invites readers to contribute any other suitable places Super nice Stijn 0 comments Books 22 Jul 2005 City Escape and Escapade Saturday 30 July 2005 ICA Theatre London London UK One day symposium hosted by the London Consortium City Escape and Escapade brings together artists curators writers theorists extreme athletes and gamers who all make the city their playground Featuring Robin Priestley Space Hijackers curatorial practice B B Stewart Home Sebastien Foucan Parkour Iain Sinclair theorist Christine Atha Matt Adams Blast Theory net artist Vuk Cosic theorist Oliver Grau and Tim Etchells Forced Entertainment Joni T 0 comments Architecture Events 21 Jul 2005 Prora allinclusive A project utilising ruins Germany And Other Central European Countries In the tradition of art squatting prora allinclusive established a living and working platform for artists designers and anarchitects that was temporarily installed in the vast debris of Prora in 2003 Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects 15 Jul 2005 Free Words Open Source Audio and 6 US Various Cities Free Words FREE WORDS is a book which belongs to whoever finds it 2500 copies have been

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    project recipes from various tactical media practitioners and present a directory of tactical media practitioners Joni T 0 comments Calls Exhibitions 06 Jul 2005 Sarai A space for research practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations based in Delhi India The research programme also publishes the Sarai Reader as a book and online ressource Nis 0 comments Architecture Books Virtual Soil 06 Jul 2005 REpublicArt A site for discussing new forms and functions of public art It has a mailinglist on projects events and publications related to participatory interventionist and activist practices in public art From the site manifesto It is about experimental forms of organizing which develop in precarious micro situations for a limited period of time testing new modes of self organization and interplays with other experiments The organizing function of art Walter Benjamin creates new spaces in the overlapping zones of art practices political activism and theory production Nis 0 comments Articles Organizations Public Projects 02 Jul 2005 Garage Forget it don t trust your archives Free Soil takes part in the 9 festival garage stralsund germany 22 july 13 august 2005 Doing a project on the ecology of the baltic sea and the traces of political events stored in and around it Garage site Nis 0 comments Exhibitions 01 Jul 2005 The Science of Gardening Exploratorium s Garden Research San Francisco A wonderful online document of art and science of food Plants are expressive they are not deceptive Bob Cannard This site documents community garden projects immune system of kale compost tea AmyF 0 comments Education Sustainability Virtual Soil 30 Jun 2005 NYC OASIS New York City Open Accessible Space Information System US New York A community based undertaking local organizations design and test the first city wide web based open space mapping

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    Calls Sustainability 08 Jun 2005 Borderline Academy FADAIAT JUNE 17 26 2005 More than 200 artists and activists from all over Europe and the Mediterranean are expected to meet for an hybrid academy project FADAIAT BORDERLINE ACADEMY will link practices of producing art culture and technology with current debates on movements mobility migration and precarity Link www borderlineacademy org Joni T 0 comments Exhibitions Public Projects 08 Jun 2005 fallenFruit US Various Cities FallenFruit org maps all the public fruit planted on private property that overhangs public space This project encourages people to harvest plant and share public fruit The project is a response to accelerating urbanization as well as issues of grassroots community activism and social responsibility The mission of the project is to expand the community and using Fruit maps photos and essays to create an online global public fruit resource Go www fallenfruit org Joni T 0 comments Artists Organizations Public Projects Sustainability 01 Jun 2005 Expensive Soil Farming in Space Stanford Torus The Stanford Torus was the principal design considered by the 1975 NASA Summer Study which was conducted in conjunction with Stanford University It consists of a torus one mile in diameter rotates once per minute to provide Earth normal gravity on the inside of the outer ring and which can house 10 000 people Illustration AmyF 0 comments Architecture Sustainability 01 Jun 2005 3 Penny Radio Toys that teach Science This site is beautiful and has wonderful photo documentation Solar Hot Dog Cooker or tofu burger Solar Battery and the 3 Penny Radio AmyF 0 comments Education 25 May 2005 UTOPIA REVERSED An Assault on Neurospace Berlin Weimar May 26 27 2005 h20 22 Schiller Festival Utopia Baustelle A two day meeting in Weimar about new forms of art and activism hitting the global mind What is today s space for political and artistic action From political utopia to TV imagery to cyberspace different kinds of space have been populated in contemporary culture www schillerfestival com Utopie 10 Reversed html Joni T 0 comments Exhibitions 23 May 2005 The Urban Pollution Monitoring Project Visualizing carbon monoxide levels in cities London UK Equator an Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration created a set of mobile sensors with incorporated GPS receivers to retrieve pollution data on a street basis in different locations The results of the measurements for every specific area can be visualized in a 3D model Stijn 0 comments Organizations Public Projects 14 May 2005 Fresh Kills New York s New Parkland Lifescape US New York Former landfill turned park The FRESH KILLS SITE IS AMONG THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLEX THAT HUMAN BEINGS HAVE EVER MADE AmyF 0 comments Public Projects Sustainability 12 May 2005 Remarks on interventive tendencies Book made from a seminar held in Denmark 1998 published 2001 An early attempt to theorize the field Still this leads to discussions on terminology to find better words than intervention ie environmentally engaging and user friendly as allready proposed Nis 0 comments Books Previous Next Top

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