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25 Jul 2010
July 27 & 28
Sydney, Australia
HotHouse brings together artists, designers, curators and creative thinkers in a quest to develop models for sustainable environmental change. This “collective experiment” calls upon art and design to offer practical means of transforming spaces, environments, and even cities in ways that are enduring and energising, and that, most importantly, engage all sectors of the community.

Architecture / Events / Sustainability / Symposium / Conference
03 Jun 2010
U.S.
"Consider this question: In the wake of a crisis it takes considerable effort to resume normal life as best possible. As our current economic crisis careens around Detroit, is resumption of life as it was before the current conditions the only possibility? For with every crisis, there is also the opportunity to radically restructure the ways in which we live.

Artworks/Detroit at CAID is looking for proposals that challenge our traditional ideas of what art & design can do to affect the economic present and future, and what creative fields can do to generate provocative responses to the question posed above."

Calls
19 May 2010
Berlin
The "Über Lebenskunst" project is turning the city of Berlin into a showcase for initiatives that bring together culture and sustainability and examine (brand) new models for action. Whether neighborhood gardens, urban beekeepers, carrot mobs, Wiki woods, sewing cafés or climate pirates on the Berlin’s Spree River - the Call for Future is directed at everyone who wants to come up with ideas both in and for Berlin.

Art + Activism / Calls / Events / Social Practice
16 Apr 2010
video
Australia
A great little video about the growing popularity of the solar powered Wheelie Bin (council garbage bins) Sound System and their uses on the street!

DIY / Homebrew / Urban/City
30 Mar 2010
At various sites in Bjørvika, Oslo
Norway
The development of waterfronts is a current trend in post-industrial cities where industrial harbor areas are being transformed into new urban spaces that emphasize mercantile, residential and recreational requirements. Common Lands - Allmannaretten is a one-year ongoing investigation into the context of the waterfront development of Bjørvika, the former harbor area of Oslo.With projects by Bik Van der Pol, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen


Architecture / Art + Activism / Urban/City
28 Mar 2010
Various
TODAY ....
"Liberate the horizontal. Integrate the vertical super-surface."
Pretty self explanatory.
See you in the branches.

International Tree Climbing Day is a project by the Duo Collective (Kayle Brandon and Heath Bunting). Formed in 2002, Duo produced a range of projects, in terms of duration, formality and resources. Some where short, messy and cheap, others where long, expensive and structured.

More info.

DIY / Homebrew / Free / Sustainability
22 Mar 2010
US, San Francisco
"As the SF Board of Supervisors prepares to vote on a law that would make it illegal to sit or lie on any sidewalk in the city, San Franciscans from all walks of life will respond by participating in a creative celebration of the city’s public space, culture, and tradition of compassion.

On Saturday, March 27, people in every neighborhood will be doing what they love on the city’s sidewalks and they will be inviting family, friends, and neighbors to join them."

DIY / Homebrew / Events / Free
12 Feb 2010
Call for proposals
Estonia
August 16 to 21, 2010, Mooste Estonia

"AVAMAA is a 5 Day art symposium which includes: - artistic workshops andartistic projects +1 Day final exhibition and "Honey for the Ears" live concert and performance evening. This year AVAMAA will be produced in cooperation with X-OP, a gradually growing network of artists, researchers, operators, producers and cultural institutions with the aim to establish an European platform for the creation of art.

Organized by MoKS (Center for Art and Social Practice).
Keywords: Collaboration, Open Structures, Community, Site-Specific, Knowledge Sharing, Public Space, Experimental platforms"

Organizations / Symposium / Conference
10 Feb 2010
ClubHouse at the Performance Space
Sydney, Australia
A series of informal roundtable discussions focusing on our shared natural and urban landscapes.

“DIY Urbanism” will focus on creative solutions for our cities by initiating collaborations between architects, designers, artists and thinkers. Feb 18th.

“Wildlife in the City” will examine the collision between humans and nature in the modern environment. March 4th.

The findings may be speculative or reactionary, based on scientific fact or part of the combined imagination.


Architecture / Events / Public Projects / Urban/City
01 Feb 2010
England
Airplot is the piece of land in the middle of the proposed third runway site at Heathrow airport, owned by Greenpeace, Emma Thompson, Alistair McGowan, Zac Goldsmith and tens of thousands of people from around the world. The Airplot is a fundamental part of the campaign by Greenpeace and other groups to block construction of a new runway. Greenpeace is now inviting professional designers and design teams to consider how to fortify and enhance the airplot so that if necessary, they can physically block construction of a third runway.
Wow.

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For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.

We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”

Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.
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Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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