It seems that a house is not a home until you make your own bed. Our intrepid Vermont correspondent, Micah, has this to say about the phenomena:
Building our bed feels very Vermont. Bed building is almost a requisite for full Vermont citizenship. Everybody here is a woodworker or hobby woodworker. […]
User Design : Examples of public interventions by anonymous parties. These moments of visual disruption appeal to me.
P(H), an altered parking kiosk.
Green Mountain Mural. Seemingly unintentional painting.
A dumpster weather vane.
Collect the sun. Harness the wind. Alternative energy is exciting. I get excited. Though, maybe not as excited as this guy who works at the local coffee shop where I go, and is studying electrical engineering and solar […]
I walk — to the post office, to the food co-op, to work. Sometimes I just walk to walk. When I walk to walk, I enjoy following a nearby path up a smallish hill to a bench that overlooks downtown Montpelier.
None of these walks take me very far afield, nor do they […]
This post is part of a series by artist, present day naturalist, and extended MQ neighbor, Micah Bornstein. Bornstein lives in the Northern New England state of Vermont, where he thinks about local food, local ecology, and the social structures around these things. On a bi-monthly basis, he will be contributing text and images, […]
A Mythological Quarter Book Review.
Published in 1984 by Sierra Club Books, The Book of Bamboo is a brief history of the plant and a catalog of its uses, which are many. David Farrelly, the author, writes about ‘the wood of the poor,’ in a poetic fashion designed to make people […]
Ken Isaacs wrote How to Build Your Own Living Structures in 1974. We built our own Living Structure for sleeping and storing clothes in 2010.
A Living Structure is an organizational system and an idea. Ken Isaacs was an architect and design educator. He is now retired.
One of our ongoing obsessions here in the Mythological Quarter is how wildlife interacts with the built environment. We made a public art project last summer with the city of Urbana, IL about creating habitats for bats in the city.
Animals are often pushed out by human development. They also adapt […]
Indoor plants require attention. You are the weather system. Sadly, I often forget to water the plants I am trying to grow indoors. I have created many an artificial drought from inattention. I get busy with my daily life and soon I have a sad, little wilted plant that is past the point of saving.
It is possible to grow more edible things indoors than the odd basil plant on your window sill.
For example, blackberries!
When we first moved to Copenhagen, we lived near a part of the city where blackberry bushes grow on the side of the road. Before we moved […]
Radio Aktiv Sonic Deep Map (2013)
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Watch our interview of SeedBroadcast, a mobile project that is part seed library and part seed-saving-story-collecting machine-recording the stories of seed saving, farming, and food sovereignty work being done around the US.
BOOK: Deep Routes
Bonnie co-edited this collection of essays that reflect on who gets to define a region and what the struggles are in relation to being in a place and demanding social justice across many issues and terrains.
Download a poster Bonnie made about biodiversity in a vacant lot in the Amager borough of Copenhagen, in collaboration with biologist, Inger Kærgaard, ornithologist, Jørn Lennart Larsen and botanist, Camilla Sønderberg Brok: A BRIEF TAXONOMY OF A LOT
We made and installed a network of bat houses in Urbana, Illinois, to support the local and regional bat population, but also to begin a conversation about re-making the built environment.
We write often about artists and art groups that work with putting ‘culture’ back in agriculture. Here is a new favorite: myvillages, a group of three women based in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Read more...
Post Revolutionary Exercises
We really admire the dedicated hard work of Kultivator who seeks to fuse agriculture and art in their work. Click this sentence to get a PDF of their poster collection called "Post Revolutionary Exercises."