The Mythological Quarter is our way to use art to pay attention to where we live or find ourselves working. We are Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom–artists, parents, and long time collaborators.

We are deeply invested in exploring the intersection of culture and ecology. We believe artists have a valuable role in shifting from lives based on consuming to more resilient, healthy ways of being.

Through interviews, recording city use, and producing original research, we document people, places, and projects that are taking a culturally based response to present day environmental issues.

The Mythological Quarter is a project in thinking ecologically about the world in which we live. We started from a micro-local standpoint documenting our own experiments from growing blackberries, or making tofu and passive greywater systems, in our Copenhagen apartment, situated in the Mytologiske Kvarter (several Copenhagen city blocks that are named after Norse gods).

We continually work to expand our knowledge by conducting interviews with artists and scientists working with these issues in hybrid and creative ways, as well as, reviewing books and exhibitions that are dealing with culture and ecology issues, wherever they might be taking place.  We think it is important to relate global issues to local life. We see this as a resource for culture and ecology and ourselves as part of a larger ecological art movement.

Currently, we live in Copenhagen, Denmark but have lived in Chicago and Urbana, Illinois. We have collaborated together for several years under the name Let’s Re-make. You can find examples of our work, like the Bat Houses project in the city of Urbana, here.

Get in touch with questions or comments, or just to say hi: info[at]mythologicalquarter[dot]net

∆∆∆ Thanks to Becca Taylor for creating our avatar and About page illustrations.

 
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