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28 Nov 2011
"Generative ideas emerge from joint thinking, from significant conversations, and from sustained, shared struggles to achieve new insights from partners in thought."
-Vera John-Steiner, Creative Collaboration


Free Soil is grateful to all who visited this blog and to the many wonderful projects that emerged from its contributors. While we continue to work in our respective locals and practice, the particular constellation of contributors to this blog have decided (from this day forward) to maintain Free Soil as an archive of a period of activity and thought between the years of 2005-2011.

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30 Nov 2010
Sydney, Australia
The Artlab involves 22 months of rigorous research and experimentation between a ‘rapid response’ team of international ‘ecological health’ experts who are also practicing media artists, designers and engineers. The Sydney Artlab has investigated the Flying Fox relocation program to be undertaken at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens and provided design solutions that depend on nurturing human / bat relations. These include the wonderful Botanic Garden Xtension at Barangaroo and the exhibition X.

Art + Activism / Exhibitions / Sustainability
14 Oct 2010
21 August - 31 October 2010
Sydney, Australia
The exhibition features works by Australian and international contemporary artists that respond to ecological concerns. It reflects the diversity of environmental debates and concerns within and beyond Australia today, and features works that address a spectrum of issues including sustainability and recycling. Artists include Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers) and Joni Taylor.

Art + Activism / Exhibitions
14 Oct 2010
Anywhere
The Urban Reinventors Online Urban Journal is conceived as a collection of writings, commentaries, reportages, photographic galleries, films and videos on urban topics. Each thematic issue is meant to lead the reader into a fascinating journey around the bright and dark sides of our contemporary urban condition.

Articles / Urban/City / Virtual Soil
13 Sep 2010
The Nederlands, Utrecht
Future Park is a two-part project involving a series of events that explore the instrumentality of urban parks in relation to social policy and the shifting economic, political and cultural structure to imagine a post-capitalist city. The first is a project titled ‘Teach Me to Disappear’ by Paul Elliman and Nicole Macdonald. At Casco projects.

Exhibitions / Sustainability / Urban/City
13 Sep 2010
Sweeden, Sundbyberg
With the inaugural exhibition Parkliv the Marabou park wish to activate the park context into which it's new gallery is submerged: its special landscape, history, future and its role as private and public space. Artists include; Kerstin Bergendal, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Martin Boyce

Exhibitions / Public Projects
05 Sep 2010
Art Trail across Hamburg
Germany
"Aussicht auf Veränderungen / Looking for Changes" is an art trail across Hamburg that follows Line 3 of the suburban railway, connecting the north of the city to the south. It invites both residents and visitors to Hamburg to embark on extended journeys into unknown suburbs and foreign neighbourhoods.
9 September – 3 October 2010

Events / Urban/City
01 Sep 2010
Latvia, Kurzeme
The Herbologies/Foraging Networks programme of events, focused in Helsinki (Finland) and Kurzeme region of Latvia, explores the cultural traditions and knowledge of herbs, edible and medicinal plants, within the contemporary context of online networks, open information-sharing, biological and hydroponic technologies.

Food / Sustainability / Virtual Soil
01 Sep 2010
US, New York
A Windowfarm is a hydroponic system. Hydroponics is a technique of growing plants in water containing dissolved nutrients, without the use of soil. Its a DIY farming system for urban dweller's windows.

Food / Open Source / Sustainability
19 Aug 2010
US, New York
A research and interview article by Nicola Twilley whom with Sarah Rich co-founded the Foodprint Project as an exploration of the ways food and cities give shape to one another. Test cases are New York and Toronto.
An interesting read including topics such as Culinary Cartography & Edible Archaeology.

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By Nis Rømer

In the course of the summer (2007) the Public Picnic project developed with the help of neighbours, friends and people pas...
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The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.
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Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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