Conversations Los Angeles Leiden: Nature and the City is an exhibition that offers visitors a new perspective on objects and specimens that may be familiar to them through other, more traditional display contexts. The exhibit highlights the collections of Naturalis, the national natural history museum of The Netherlands, located in the city of Leiden. Created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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.