from their website:
"In 2003 Andrea Creutz and Lise Skou, initiated the project swop network as a platform for production and dissemination of materials and ideas surrounding contemporary political, economic and social debate.
The project has grown into different initiatives that vary from distributing a free paper, establishing a currency called 'Hidden Flow' Currency, opening a Give Away Shop, and more."
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.