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  • Free Soil
    1999 with the aim of integrating art into every part of daily life Its base is in Brussels and it moves nomadically around the city and its outskirts Its main concern is an emphatically social rooting Firefly is intended in its creative work to enter into communication and dialogue with the street To achieve this they work on a series of Creative Platforms in combination with selected sites that they discover analyse and artistically assimilate These sites are in most cases non places places that belong to everyone and no one places with scars places where the collective subconscious is very much alive N6 The Stone Road is build up around the dream to make an inventory of all Belgian trunk roads to interpret Belgium through its trunk roads as a single huge city The study of the Chaussée de Mons is a first step towards realising this dream an almost random line running almost north south from the centre of the country Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Artists Organizations Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features 2 Warning Art Here are the ten art projects that deal with the subject of Climate Change including us 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 Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers a website and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people

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  • Free Soil
    terraced gardens that provide food for the entire community Sections of the land are community gardens dedicated to the neighbors These are broken up into small plots separated by bamboo fencing Can Masdeu gained international attention in April 2002 when over 100 national police came to evict 11 squatters defending the house in positions of passive resistance Unable to remove the squatters from lockdowns tripods on ropes and planks extended out of windows and even a hanging bathtub the police waited for the squatters to get thirsty and hungry and come down After three days of media attention hundreds of protesting onlookers chanting slogans and stopping traffic on the local highway and even a solidarity group organizing a sit in in the Spanish Embassy in Holland the judge ordered the police to leave and the case reopened Later rulings favored the owner the Hospital of San Pau but no eviction notice has been given The project includes a bakery pizza oven bike kitchen cafe and a social center the PIC or Punt d Interracció de Collserola which opens Sundays to the public and offers a variety of activities and workshops often related to environmental issues permaculture and organic farming communal living and community autonomy The PIC and the rurbar a cafe serving local and organic meals and drinks is open most Sundays from noon until evening Activities are listed on the website and in the newsletter Infousurpa As of 2007 more than 28 people live in and share the house Community participation includes bi weekly meetings organic gardening housework and two collective meals per day and each member contributes roughly 25 euros month to food costs The working languages of the house are Catalan and Spanish but as it is an international group English Italian French Basque and Esperanto are also spoken Upon entering the main courtyard we were greeted by a table of people enjoying a community lunch including fresh baked bread and several dishes of food from their gardens We happened to arrive on a Friday which is the baking day After wandering around the grounds and leafing through their extensive zine and radical left library for over 2 hours it became very clear that Can Masdeu was organizing beyond the local community and that it had become an important link in an international network of social organizations and movement carrying genuine social ecological and political value many of its residents have participated in broader social struggles including the demonstration for a New Culture of Water against the Damming of the Ebre River and the Campaign Against the Europe of Capital and the War One aspect of this community that seemed to be the glue of its efficiency and survival was the distribution of responsibilites The group works in a very open way such that they make sure that people who have specific skills pass them on to other people In the case of doing renovation work they might run a workshop so that when they repair or

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    l Mobilizatin Against G8 2007 Various Dissent Network is the website of the international mobilization against the G8 summit 2007 in Heiligendamm Germany It is meant for an exchange of documents and information in different languages and between countries Related Reading Shut Them Down is an essential collection of reflections on the movement against the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles Scotland As well as action stories from the frontlines of resistance to the summit there are detailed accounts of how various aspects of the mobilisation were organised and analysis of the lessons to be learned AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Heavy Metal The landscape of East Germany is scarred from the change in ideologies following the end of the Cold War In the aftermath of the ligni Joni T 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

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    org 11 May 2007 Bicycle Film Festival US New York Once again The ever wonderful festival including city joy ride art exhibition screenings and more May 16 21 2007 AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Events Sustainability Urban City Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Experimental station On a plot of land close to the University of Chicago you find an area with lush community gardens tended by

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    The project aim is to enlighten the reflection among the human condition in the European Union due to the enlargement of borders and many contradictions existing within rules and matters of fact It is in the intention of the project to make invisible people among us more visible Raising questions among the opportunities offered by entering the EU and the struggle to match certain requirements imposed by laws the project doesn t intend to provide any answer or judgment rather to remind everyone of us that behind systems of laws there are people living their everyday life Stijn 0 comments Art Activism Exhibitions Virtual Soil Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Experimental station On a plot of land close to the University of Chicago you find an area with lush community gardens tended by Chicagoans that care for growing their own Nis 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

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    05 2007 Vienna Austria The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna presents a symposium exploring the way in which aesthetic strategies have contested and continue to contest the public realm Today the public is most certainly in question and both public space and democratic processes seem to be increasingly under attack AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Events 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 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

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    romantic landscape paintings of Caspar David Friedrich depicted the fears of the oncoming era of mechanical industrialisation Land Artists emerged alongside the noisy environmental movements of the Sixties pointing out Starship Earth s fragile beauty by making temporary and ephemeral pieces Green party candidate Joseph Beuys regenerated the city of Kassel by planting his 7000 oaks in 1984 This Century there has been a hip move towards green design and sustainable architecture The slickness of sites like Treehugger and Worldchanging can t be denied There have also been a number of exhibitions lately focusing on ecological systems such as Beyond Green Toward a Sustainable Art at Chicago s Smart Museum The Sharjah Biennial Art Ecology and the Politics Of Change and the recent focus of the RCA and accompanying book LandArt A Cultural Ecology handbook But climate change or global warming as a specific cause is a relatively new one for artists As subject matter the enemy here is invisible but its affects are not More artists are collaborating with scientists in a bid to inform their work on a technical level But while the scientists role is a didactic and theory based practise the artist deals with the nuances and the abstract Art asks to be interpreted by the viewer and its appreciation is often personal Art speaks another kind of language one of emotion and this is why it may be better understood by the public amidst the Babel of scientific jargon There are 3 artistic strains in dealing with climate change One is reducing the co2 emissions produced by artists themselves not flying to that next art fair or finding alternatives to energy sucking Plasma screens Just like a UN delegate an artist is accountable for his her carbon footprint Using recycled and green products is another indication of Slow Art The next art movement perhaps London s seven meter tall WEEE man made of the industrial detritus used in a typical lifetime was a successful shock factor device standing on the River Thames Another method is making art that depicts the effects of warming and pollution The most memorable tools in Gore s film were the postcards of glaciers in the Twenties compared with the dried up and sandy images of today Photographers relish travelling to exotic places to bear witness to both environmental damage and utopian beauty and bring back images to share with a city bound audience The last most innovative area is the collision of art and science to create visualising tools or to quote worldchanging making the invisible visible By transforming data and graphs to a visual language artists can demonstrate the bare facts with humour and delight Some even use ecological systems in their work mimicking nature As you will see in part 2 there is a range of new arts initiatives aimed specifically at publicising climate change with sponsors in tow Will the public be driven to action by seeing an image on the side of a bus or a

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