recentpopularlog in

futurefarmers

Flatbread Society Seed Journey
"ABOUT

This journey to the Middle East can be seen as an awakening of the memory—the long journey the grain itself has taken—through the hands of time.

-Michael Taussig

Seed Journey is a seafaring voyage connected to a public art project* in the former port of Bjørvika in Oslo, Norway. Seed Journey moves people, ideas and seeds through time and space. This voyage—its crew and cargo—are agents that link the commons as they relate to local networks and a more global complex of seed savers and stewards of the land, air and water. A rotating crew of artists, anthropologists, biologists, bakers, activists, sailors and farmers join the journey and share their findings at host institutions along the route from small harbors to large ports from barns to museums (contemporary art, natural history and maritime) to social centers.

"NOT STUCK ON TIME"

Seed Journey departs from the port of Oslo, Norway beginning with a few key defining points and space for new stops and invitations along the way. The crew’s interests will influence the route, but ultimately grains are the compass. Seed Journey maps not only space, but also time and phylogeny: while the more familiar space yields a cartographic map, time yields history and phylogeny yields a picture of networks of relationships between and among living beings—relationships between cultural groups, but also between human and non-human living forms such as seeds, sea-life and the terrestrial species from the various places and times we will traverse.

****

FLATBREAD SOCIETY

Flatbread Society is a permanent public art project created in a “common” area amidst the waterfront development of Bjørvika, in Oslo, Norway. In 2012, the international arts collective, Futurefarmers formed Flatbread Society as a proposition for working with local actors to establish an aligned vision for the use of this land. The groups’ dynamic activation of the site through public programs, a bakehouse and a cultivated grain field has attracted the imagination of farmers, bakers, oven builders, artists, activists, soil scientists, city officials; while simultaneously resulting in the formation of an urban gardening community called Herligheten, a Declaration of Land Use, and a permanent grainfield and bakehouse.

Flatbread Society has extended beyond Oslo into a network of projects and people that use grain as a prismatic impetus to consider the interrelationship of food production to realms of knowledge sharing, cultural production, socio-political formations and everyday life.

Flatbread Society is part of Bjørvika Utvikling (BU) public art program Slow Space, commissioned and produced by Bjørvika Utvikling and supported by The Norwegian Public Road Authroities (Eastern Region)."
futurefarmers  seedjourney  michaeltaussig  art  norway  oslo  bjørvika  naturalhistory  flatbreadsociety  slow  baking  biology  science  classideas  activism  sailing  boats  anthropology  barns  museums  seeds  sailboats  spain  denmark  españa  vejle  london  england  cardiff  wales  uk  antwerp  belgium  asturias  lena  mallorca  rmallah  palestine  istanbul  turkey  johanpetersen  børrepetersen  carlemilpetersen  fernandogarcíadory  agency  didierdemorcy  amyfranceschini  marthevandessel  viviensansour  ignaciochapela  martinlundberg  alfonsoborragán  hananbenammar  joeriley  audreysnyder  annavitale  jørundaasefalkenberg 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Futurefarmers
I had the pleasure of meeting fellow San Francisco artist Amy Franceschini yesterday. Amy is from the design studio Futurefamers, a group of people who create “platforms for sociability within new media spaces; internet, wireless devices and public space”. I remember being aware of — and influenced by — their work when I was starting out in design but this recent meeting prompted me to take a look at what they’re been up to in the years since.

As you can see, their output doesn’t exactly fall within the scope of your average design studio — although they did design the Twitter logo. This excerpt from Amy’s bio sums up the themes I find most interesting in the work “[she] creates formats for exchange and production that question and challenge the social, cultural and environmental systems that surround her. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature.”

Aesthetically pleasing and challenging at the same time, really great to see people doing work like this.

Futurefarmers
Graphic_Design  Industrial_Design  futurefarmers  product_design  from google
august 2011 by pwomack
Southern Exposure: Vapor featuring work by Amy Balkin, Futurefarmers, Natalie Jeremijenko, The Living, Eric Paulos, and Preemptive Media
"Vapor is a survey of new art, architecture and design that takes our declining air quality as the subject matter, medium and metaphor for creative work. Often inspired by forms of activism, the works react to the sources of climate change through the use
art  atmosphere  california  sustainability  pollution  urban  sanfrancisco  nataliejeremijenko  futurefarmers  amyfranceschini 
april 2008 by robertogreco
GIZMODO Gallery: Amy Franceschini (of Futurefarmers) - Gizmodo
"As technology gains ubiquity in our everyday lives, a danger exists that we will eventually lose touch with how this increased use effects our natural environment. With a growing reliance on electrical power and silicon chips used in our daily electronic
art  design  environment  energy  economics  amyfranceschini  futurefarmers  sustainability  activism 
march 2006 by robertogreco
~FUTUREFARMERS~
"In 1995, Futurefarmers was formed by Amy Franceschini. Futurefarmers is a New Media construct specializing in creative investigation and development of new work. Through collaboration, we explore the relationship of concept and creative process between i
art  community  collective  creative  design  environment  graphics  innovation  illustration  politics  activism  society  amyfranceschini  agriculture  sanfrancisco  urbanism  neighborhoods  sustainability  artists  awareness  futurefarmers  urban  gardening  gardens  consumption 
march 2006 by robertogreco
~Futurefarmers~Project Propigation House
"Amy Franceschini with Free Soil present F.R.U.I.T, which takes up the challenge to elevate the ecological knowledge of consumers and encourage a way of life that is friendly to the environement. F.R.U.I.T wrappers, a website, and a traveling installation
art  crafts  design  diy  people  food  ecology  arduino  futurefarmers  amyfranceschini  engineering  sustainability  portfolio 
march 2006 by robertogreco
David Lu / Fingerprint Maze
This is my favourite thing in a while: "An installation that lets one wander through a 3D labyrinth made from one's own scanned fingerprint." - via pasta and vinegar
art  tangible  futurefarmers  davidlu  play  games 
april 2005 by moleitau

Copy this bookmark:





to read