A PEOPLE’S PRELIMINARY HEARING ON MONSANTO

ANDANDAND made the following announcement through the dOCUMENTA (13) newsletter (who, it should be noted, added "dOCUMENTA (13) is not responsible for the views or factual claims expressed by the artists and artworks it presents.". “Our focus is on Monsanto’s role in transforming and damaging the ecologies, economies, and social relations of this region. Proceedings... Continue Reading →

COAL PRIZE 2012 – rural issues and farming

From the Project Coal website: Schedule Application deadline: February 12th, 2012 The Coal Prize will be awarded on March 15th, 2012 The Coal Prize Art & Environment rewards each year a project by a contemporary artist involved in environmental issues. Its goals are to promote and support the vital role which art and creation play... Continue Reading →

Jane’s Walk USA

Jane's Walk USA is a project celebrating 50 years since the publication of Jane Jacobs' book The Death and Life of Great American Cities.  The project encourages the exploration of where you live and provides some ideas for things to do.

How do you illustrate complexity?

Artist Rachel Schragis created the Flow Chart of the Declaration of the Occupation.  The media keep criticising the occupation movement for not having a clear message.  That's the media's problem (always wanting to simplify everything, one message).  What Schragis has done is capture the complexity of issues underpinning questions of social and environmental justice.  She... Continue Reading →

US town to turn drainage basin into public art

Minnesota Public Radio recently reported that Jackie Brookner is advising and supporting the inhabitants of the City of Fargo in North Dakota on a major ecological art project funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  The focus of the project is making use of a drainage basin, built to deal with heavy... Continue Reading →

Wasteland Twinning

Wasteland and stalled spaces are important.  This new project connects wasteland in different places as well as offering some suggestions for ways to explore those on your doorstep - join in and be twinned with places in Indonesia, Australia, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia, India (interestingly there are no US or Canadian partners). Most of... Continue Reading →

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