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.
Activities will culminate in the Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab. Sitting on the periphery of public parks, undeveloped and bristling with remnants of the industrial past, the Lab experiments with transforming a vacant lot into a space for growing. Taking up the provisional state of this site, recycled materials will be used to construct a series of sculptural platforms for growing food.
Grow workshops are offered Saturday, May 21, 28, and June 4, 2011 from 12:00– 4:00pm at Creekside Community Centre. Workshops are free. To register call 604.257.3050.
Grow is led by Holly Schmidt a Vancouver-based artist who has a participatory art practice and an extensive background in public programming. Her work involves a range of research activities that overlap with the natural sciences, sustainable food systems and agriculture.
Duane Elverum, sustainability educator, Rajdeep Singh Gill, interdisciplinary scholar and curator, Fabiola Nabil Naguib, artist, writer and activist.
Other Sights and the Grow project are pleased to be partnering with the Vancouver Design Nerds and the Environmental Youth Alliance.
Presented by Other Sights for Artist’s Projects, Grow is part of an on-going series of artist’s works that address issues of sustainability in the development of South East.
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