Archive for May, 2011

Upcoming Third Grow Workshop

Join artist Hol­ly Schmidt, Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, Ocean Dionne and Ali­cia Med­i­na Ladda­ga and a team of mas­ter gar­den­ers for a work­shop explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties for grow­ing food in the urban envi­ron­ment. Through obser­va­tion, dis­cus­sion and hands-on pro­to­type build­ing you will cre­ate and share new ways to grow food in the city. Small pock­et gar­dens will be plant­ed at Creek­side and then sus­pend­ed on chain link fences near the Grow project site. Take a minia­ture gar­den of your own to add some green to your neigh­bour­hood.


Grow | Vancouver Design Nerds Jam

The Design Nerds are team­ing up with Oth­er Sights for Artist’s Projects to bring you this amaz­ing jam. Grow, is focused on cre­at­ing an urban agri­cul­ture lab in South East False Creek. Join us at the Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre to explore poten­tial plat­forms for grow­ing in post-industrial urban space.


Making and Gardening at First Grow Workshop

The first Grow work­shop at Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, was co-facilitated by Mas­ter Gar­den­ers (Chris­tine and Joanne) and Van­cou­ver Design Nerds (Ali­cia and Ocean). We kicked off the work­shop by look­ing at some inspir­ing exam­ples of urban gar­den­ing from art, archi­tec­ture, design and also gueril­la gar­den­ing. Some of our favourite exam­ples include the String Gar­den and work of artist Lois Wein­berg­er.


Upcoming Second Workshop May 28th, 2011

Join artist Hol­ly Schmidt, Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, Ocean Dionne, archi­tects, Stephanie Doerk­sen, Anne Mais­soneuve and artist-gardener Lois Klassen for a work­shop explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties for grow­ing food in the urban envi­ron­ment.


Grow Launch

Grow: May 1 – Novem­ber 30 2011

Lead Artist: Hol­ly Schmidt

Oth­er Sights for Artist’s Projects is pleased to present Grow, a pub­lic art project that acts as a pub­lic forum, teach­ing tool and cre­ative lab­o­ra­to­ry for eco­log­i­cal and social sus­tain­abil­i­ty prac­tices in South East False Creek (SEFC), Van­cou­ver, Cana­da.

Locat­ed in Vancouver’s “green­est devel­op­ment”, the Olympic Vil­lage, Grow explores sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues through a series of walks, work­shops and cre­ative exper­i­ments in urban agri­cul­ture. Walks led by artist, Hol­ly Schmidt and invit­ed guests from archi­tec­ture; design and the human­i­ties focus on the chal­lenges faced by rapid­ly grow­ing and chang­ing cities. Work­shops invite peo­ple to imag­ine new pos­si­bil­i­ties for agri­cul­ture in the city through inven­tive pro­to­type build­ing to sup­port the pro­duc­tion of food in the urban envi­ron­ment.


Micro Gardens for Chain Link Fences

The Grow Work­shops are com­ing up…first one is this Sat­ur­day, May 21st. In prepa­ra­tion, Elisa, cura­to­r­i­al assis­tant with Oth­er Sights, orga­nized a work bee at my stu­dio. She taught us how to cre­ate this easy (rel­a­tive­ly) to fold pock­ets that can be sim­ply attached to a chain link fence and used for grow­ing.


Grow and Jane’s Walks: Considering the Bulkhead

On Sat­ur­day May 7th, Duane Elverum and I led a Jane’s Walk through South East False Creek in Van­cou­ver.  This is the home of the recent­ly devel­oped Olympic Vil­lage.  It’s intend­ed to be a mod­el sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and will even­tu­al­ly house 16,000 peo­ple.  In this con­text Duane and I felt it was impor­tant to ask a num­ber of ques­tions about the chal­lenges that face our grow­ing and chang­ing cities.