Thursday, September 8, 2011


Join us at the Bulk­head Lab for SWARM #12.

1 metre to 100 mile organ­ic food sam­ples pre­pared by Alexan­der McNaughton will be served.

Grow is a pub­lic art project sit­u­at­ed on the periph­ery of the Olympic Vil­lage in South East False Creek, Vancouver.

As part of the Grow project, The Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab is an inter­ven­tion into this remain­ing sec­tion of unde­vel­oped sea­wall.  Respond­ing to the indus­tri­al rem­nants in this vacant lot, the project pos­es dif­fer­ent solu­tions for grow­ing food in a post-indus­tri­al land­scape while cre­at­ing an infor­mal social space for the shar­ing of knowl­edge and ideas.

Walks and work­shops ini­ti­ate dia­logue and hands-on col­lab­o­ra­tive projects that explore issues of sus­tain­abil­i­ty, food secu­ri­ty and col­lec­tive exper­i­men­ta­tion in urban space.  These engage­ments pro­vide a plat­form for col­lab­o­ra­tive research and learning.

About the lead artist:

Hol­ly Schmidt is a Van­cou­ver artist with a research-based prac­tice that engages process­es of col­lab­o­ra­tive research and infor­mal ped­a­gogy.  Mov­ing across dis­ci­pli­nary bound­aries, she explores the rela­tion­ships between prac­tices of mak­ing, knowl­edge cre­ation and the for­ma­tion of tem­po­rary communities.

Con­trib­u­tors, Pre­sen­ters and Partners:

Grow involves a wide range of par­tic­i­pants and vol­un­teers who have come togeth­er in a vari­ety of ways to shape this project.

This evolv­ing list includes: Duane Elverum, sus­tain­abil­i­ty edu­ca­tor, Rajdeep Singh Gill, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary schol­ar and cura­tor, Fabi­o­la Nabil Naguib, artist, writer and activist,  Ocean Dionne, design­er, Ali­cia Med­i­na Ladag­ga, archi­tect, Kim Coop­er, archi­tect, Dun­can Mar­tin, urban farmer, Chloe Ben­nett, stu­dent of land­scape archi­tec­ture, and Maria Keat­ing, ento­mol­o­gist and “bug Lady” with City Farmer.

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 False Creek.


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