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    they couldn t be more different They are based in Scandinavia North of the polar circle which means summer without nights and winter without light Its there one finds their School Tore has Sami roots and together with Søssa explores this in the building and construction of the Nordland At the same time direct exchange is made between The Land in Thailand and the Nordland Recently a traditional Thai house was built and modified to the sometimes harsh Scandinavian climate The location also works as a type of community centre for the small village and its surrounding with café community radio and talks on a variety of topics around culture food and nature EcosXchange Siraj Izhar presented a project to introduce an alternative economy in Le Corbusier s Unité d Habitation in Rezé Nantes The building with its Iconic status and size around 1000 people live there provides a good context for testing alternative economies to improve the place in terms of both sociability and environmental impact Ingrid Book Carina Hedén presented an example of social housing in Angered in the municipality of Göteborg Sweden Angered is a community of 40 000 inhabitants with a 90 immigrant population and high rates of unemployment and crime Millions of have been spent to improve the situation but has resulted in little apparent improvement to public life in the area Their talk was formulated as a question and a series of images from the area How can artists work in meaningful ways in a context like this what would need to be done if anything They opened it up to the other participants for suggestions Amy Plant presented lifeisland org which is a support website for Manor Gardening Society Allotments in Hackney Wick London The allotment gardens are threatened by eviction because of the building of the Olympic City The presentation showed how artists can contribute to making campaigns highly successful in terms of media coverage and air time and also added reflection on what kind of city is created for whom and in which aesthetics It was obvious that the planning for the site by the Olympics planners had more to do with creating a kind of marketable identity resembling slick commercials rather than making a place where life is lived and people take part in the formation of their environment Workstation ideenwerkstatt Berlin e V was similar in some ways in terms of their cultural activism and interest in gardening Frauke Heel presented the Worksstation s practice of working On the one hand it was self reflective and open to what is work and how it is valued On the other it was directly activist such as the Rosa Rosa and other Intercultural gardens in Berlin See the documentation part of the website for images The question of What is a livelihood and how do artist connect to a local context was asked by the Sandarbh Artists Workshops represented by Sakshi Gupta and Chintan Upadhyay India They work mainly in semi

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  • Free Soil
    The location also works as a type of community centre for the small village and its surrounding with café community radio and talks on a variety of topics around culture food and nature EcosXchange Siraj Izhar presented a project to introduce an alternative economy in Le Corbusier s Unité d Habitation in Rezé Nantes The building with its Iconic status and size around 1000 people live there provides a good context for testing alternative economies to improve the place in terms of both sociability and environmental impact Ingrid Book Carina Hedén presented an example of social housing in Angered in the municipality of Göteborg Sweden Angered is a community of 40 000 inhabitants with a 90 immigrant population and high rates of unemployment and crime Millions of have been spent to improve the situation but has resulted in little apparent improvement to public life in the area Their talk was formulated as a question and a series of images from the area How can artists work in meaningful ways in a context like this what would need to be done if anything They opened it up to the other participants for suggestions Amy Plant presented lifeisland org which is a support website for Manor Gardening Society Allotments in Hackney Wick London The allotment gardens are threatened by eviction because of the building of the Olympic City The presentation showed how artists can contribute to making campaigns highly successful in terms of media coverage and air time and also added reflection on what kind of city is created for whom and in which aesthetics It was obvious that the planning for the site by the Olympics planners had more to do with creating a kind of marketable identity resembling slick commercials rather than making a place where life is lived and people take part in the formation of their environment Workstation ideenwerkstatt Berlin e V was similar in some ways in terms of their cultural activism and interest in gardening Frauke Heel presented the Worksstation s practice of working On the one hand it was self reflective and open to what is work and how it is valued On the other it was directly activist such as the Rosa Rosa and other Intercultural gardens in Berlin See the documentation part of the website for images The question of What is a livelihood and how do artist connect to a local context was asked by the Sandarbh Artists Workshops represented by Sakshi Gupta and Chintan Upadhyay India They work mainly in semi rural areas The setup is that artists are thrown into a specific area and work ad hoc in a highly experimental manner as a response to the local situation and people they meet One example was a local museum with farming tools that represented local identity and farming habits but also worked actively as a kind of tool lending library From an entirely different angle Anna Barth talked about the Butho tradition a dance that connects to soil and to

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    Soil Authors All List amy franceschini corinne matesich nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org Projects 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

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    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 Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features One Day Library Tea Readings too by Corinne Matesich Browsing the contents of a new acquaintance s bookshelves is a common impulse I do it all the time sizing pe Corinne 0 comments Projects nolvadex nowHere nowHere a space where a spot becomes a place 15 march 25 may 2008 nowHere is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re appropriation of the private and public domain Through personal tags and geographies books movies music websites drawings mappings photocopies art works it reads as a certain historical relation between human space and technology bolwerK considers the constructed in between space of architect C Kieckens within the art space Z33 not as a sub art space with a curatorial reading a cabinet as museum but as a space with a personal narrative

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    org www allcreams org 19 May 2010 Call For Future Berlin The Über Lebenskunst project is turning the city of Berlin into a showcase for initiatives that bring together culture and sustainability and examine brand new models for action Whether neighborhood gardens urban beekeepers carrot mobs Wiki woods sewing cafés or climate pirates on the Berlin s Spree River the Call for Future is directed at everyone who wants to come up with ideas both in and for Berlin Joni T 0 comments Art Activism Calls Events Social Practice Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Gardens as sites for critique culture and self organization By Nis Rømer In the course of the summer 2007 the Public Picnic project developed with the help of neighbours friends and people pas Nis 0 comments Projects nolvadex Selective Memory For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea We created 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

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    and hypothetical ideas to be presented in a range of Show Tell formats including Installation Paper Performance Recital Round table and Screening Welcoming research finds works in progress poetry readings film screenings slideshows conceptual cooking travel reflections labyrinthine introspections artworks and all other profundities to be offered up for engagement Specifically intended to facilitate outer realisations of the inner excitations of artists researchers academics and practitioners in the spirit of exposure stimulation and cross pollination Joni T 0 comments Art Activism Calls Events Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Designmai Designcity In January 2006 UNESCO appointed Berlin as a City of Design a title it now shares with Shanghai and Buenos Aries Not by chance Designcity was Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex You have the Right to Know FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product from production to utilization and not just what they see in the stores Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product s life influences the environment and ourselves Free

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    website organized by Temporary Services It consists of writings and images from artists activists writers critics and others on the topic of working within depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process compensation and artistic property AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Free Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Life Support Systems Soil is the vital system which supports growth of plants which supply food and oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and nitrogen is a foundation of life Stijn 0 comments Projects nolvadex nowHere nowHere a space where a spot becomes a place 15 march 25 may 2008 nowHere is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re appropriation of the private and public domain Through personal tags and geographies books movies music websites drawings mappings photocopies art works it reads as a certain historical relation between human space and technology bolwerK considers the constructed in between space of architect C Kieckens within the art space Z33 not as a sub art space with a curatorial reading a cabinet as museum but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood The active use of the space for living eating working sleeping

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    rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 11 Dec 2009 The Cop 15 song By Das Beckwerk Copenhagen Denmark Song for COP 15 by artist and author www dasbeckwerk com Nis 0 comments Art Activism Symposium Conference Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features One Day Library Tea Readings too by Corinne Matesich Browsing the contents of a new acquaintance s bookshelves is a common impulse I do it all the time sizing pe Corinne 0 comments Projects nolvadex You have the Right to Know FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product from production to utilization and not just what they see in the stores Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product s life influences the environment and ourselves Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers a website and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people about alternative food systems and local food movements The wrappers are disseminated throughout the food

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