Tag Archive for community building

Steeped in Exploration,by Matthew Mazzotta

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Artist: Matthew Mazzotta Title: Steeped in Exploration – “A Teahouse without Tea!” Year created: 2009-2011 Location: Smalle Ee, Netherlands Materials: Methane digester, cow manure, kettle, tea, small building made of local materials What is the piece’s impact? It lead to the creation of…

Urban Apple Orchard, by Susan Leibovitz Steinman

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Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman Title: Food for Thought: Urban Apple Orchard Year created: 1994-1995 Location: San Francisco, USA Materials: Salvaged tires, recycled concrete gravel, eleven different “antique” apple trees, salvaged tree limbs. What is the piece’s impact? It reclaimed a desolate urban space…

Edible Garden, by Nils Norman

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Artist: Nils Norman Title: Edible Park  Year created: Started in 2009, opened 2010. Location:  City farm Herweijerhoeve in Zuiderpark, The Hague, Holland Materials: Plants, permaculture, small building. What is the piece’s impact? Led to the creation of two food gardens and a space…

Fogo Island Arts

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Unlike most of other projects on this site, this post looks at an organization that is leveraging the power of arts to help support the viability of a small, isolated community. Organization: Shorefast Foundation Project: Fogo Island Arts Corporation Year…

Edible Estates, Fritz Haeg et al.

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Artist: Fritz Haeg, and many collaborators Title: Edible Estates Year created: 2005 – ongoing Location: Started in the US – now in many countries including Demanrk, Isreal, Hungary, Turkey, and Italy. Materials: Front lawns, gardens What is the piece’s impact? Residential front lawns…

FIT (freie internationale tankstelle), by Dida Zende

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Artist: Dida Zende Title:  FIT (freie internationale tankstelle) Year created: 2003-ongoing Location: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, USA. Materials: Old gas station, curation What is the piece’s impact? Converted several abandoned gas stations into to creative spaces. Actively looking for new spaces…