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  • Free Soil
    turn of last Century the 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

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  • Free Soil
    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

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  • *Right to Know*
    to know Following oranges Urban gardening Urban gardening timeline Transportation Resources About Credits Thanks F R U I T in Valencia Valencia Farms Demonstrators in trees Almacen Mapping origins Questions

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/fruit/protest.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Free Soil
    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 chain by piggybacking on oranges Information will be carried through the food system and into the hands of consumers The wrapper holds information on a variety of aspects concerning food movements transport and urban farming Get your daily dose Contribute Now AmyF 0 comments Exhibitions Public Projects Sustainability 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

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  • Free Soil
    New Free Soil Feature Heavy Metal Germany And Other Central European Countries My new feature about the transformation of former industrial landscapes on the German Polish border Read it in our features section here Joni T 0 comments Articles Public Projects Social Practice Sustainability Urban City Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Can Masdeu Shifting Soils See slide show Last week while I was in Barcleon AmyF 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 implies that the cabinet is more a room of collection in

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?post_id=972&comment=yes (2016-02-10)
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  • Free Soil
    types of digging that may be productively undertaken The Society for a Subliminal State mirrors the form of a traditional historical society contributing to the public discourse through a newsletter a variety of public projects a membership program and a website The Society believes that if you see it three times then it too may be the path to truth Stijn 0 comments Articles Organizations Virtual Soil Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Warning Art By Joni Taylor Part 1 Apocalypse may be the new black but the Plague the Cold War and the Millennium Bug combined did not add Joni T 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

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?post_id=846&comment=yes (2016-02-10)
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  • Free Soil
    dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 22 Apr 2008 FeedBack Project FeedBack 4 Ideas that Inform Construct and Concern the Production of Exhibitions and Events US New York This second book by FeedBack Project continues to instigate creative discursive spheres between audience curators and artists It focuses on projects that fall under the broad category of participatory art and pays attention to the experiences of those involved in the making and realisation of these projects artists curators participants FeedBack 4 brings together material important for future research from primary contemporary sources presented by the makers themselves Book Launch Saturday 3 May 2008 5 7 pm at Printed Matter Stijn 0 comments Articles Artists Books Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Hot summer of Urban Farming The five finger plan of Copenhagen is made to make the city develop along five lines of infrastructure and leave intact green belts between the fin Nis 0 comments Projects nolvadex Public Air Quality indicator 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

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?post_id=821&comment=yes (2016-02-10)
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  • Free Soil
    marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 07 Apr 2008 Neighbourhood The International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal In most developed economies the effective renewal of local neighbourhoods has become a key feature of the public policy strategies of city regional federal and national governments and agencies However examples from around the world indicate that many neighbourhood renewal strategies despite being well meant have failed to deliver effective neighbourhood renewal because of a lack of understanding of the societal effects that have led to the long term decline of neighbourhoods This Journal aims to contribute to the development of high quality neighbourhood renewal strategies by publishing research and practice from around the world Stijn 0 comments Articles Magazines Urban City Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Warning Art By Joni Taylor Part 1 Apocalypse may be the new black but the Plague the Cold War and the Millennium Bug combined did not add Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex Public Air Quality indicator 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

    Original URL path: http://www.free-soil.org/index.php?post_id=809&comment=yes (2016-02-10)
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