In 2004, artist Åsa Sonjasdotter visited an Indian Organic Farmer’s organisation that shares locally breaded species of rice, wheat and beans to withstand the heavy pressure to enter commercial farming. Back home she started growing different varieties of potatoes, which - she found out later - were 'illegal' as they are not included on the EU’s listing.
or .. How two seemingly very different stories are related if you look at it from a potato's point of view.!
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.