GROW will act as a public forum, teaching tool and creative laboratory for ecological and social sustainability practices. The objective of this program is to explore Vancouver’s expanding identity as a sustainable city through the site of SEFC. Through a series of walks, workshops, lectures and creative experiments in urban agriculture, Grow will engage creative practitioners, interest groups and local community members in urban agriculture activities that will improve local food security, build local knowledge, and provide inventive solutions for growing food in the urban environment.
Other Sights for Artist’s Projects
Grow is presented by Other Sights for Artist’s projects. Other Sights is dedicated to challenging perceptions, encouraging discourse and promoting individual perspectives about shared social spaces. A non-profit society, Other Sights seeks to create a presence for art in spaces and sites that are accessible to a broad public, such as the built environment, communications technologies, the media, and the street. Other Sights provides critically rigorous work for highly visible locations. We collaborate and share resources with organizations and individuals in order to present projects that consider the aesthetic, economic and regulatory conditions of public places and public life.
To learn more about Other Sights visit our website.
Grow Lead Artist
Grow will be led by Holly Schmidt an emerging 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. To learn more about Holly Schmidt visit her website.
Community and Education Partners
We are pleased to be working with Creekside Community Centre, The Vancouver Park Board, The Vancouver Design Nerds, the Environmental Youth Alliance and Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Other Sights gratefully acknowledges support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary grants program, the Canon Community Urban Agriculture Fund, Vancouver Park Board Neighbourhood Matching Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts and Yardworks.