This beautiful and simple children’s book by Iela Mari was given to our daughter for her birthday. It is now one of her favorites.
Originally printed in Germany under the title Ein seeigel und was daraus wird, it was translated into Danish and printed by Martin Berg, as der var engang et søpindsvin in […]
Brett and I have been artists in residency at the Danish Art Workshops (Statens Værksteder for Kunst) for the past several weeks. We are preparing for an upcoming performance project as part of the 2014 Acts Performance Festival at the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art. For our project, we decided to […]
Unleash children’s joy, fantasy, and creativity–then they are free, social, and curious children.” – Palle Nielsen
Living in Copenhagen now, there are a lot of options for children. Most neighborhoods have imaginative playgrounds with interactive play areas based on themes like a Bermuda Triangle shipwreck, […]
Local artist, Arendse Krabbe gave a presentation about her research into plants, emotional connections with have them, and collective process, on April 9th at YNKB, the artist run space here in the neighborhood.
Arendse asked the audience to bring a special plant to her evening presentation. One with a […]
In “There is no such thing as nature,” his curatorial essay for the Radical Nature exhibition (2009, Barbican, London), Francesco Manacorda criticizes the historical, philosophical opposition between nature and culture, saying that this false dichotomy absolves human society of both a relationship and a responsibility to the natural world.
Manacorda goes on to cite […]
Traveling artist, environmental activist, and friend of the MQ, Katherine Ball was recently in Copenhagen on an artist residency. Ball put her series 12 Modes of Suppression at YNKB, the very local (it’s right next door) art space and artist-activist meeting center.
She wrote this about the exhibition:
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This installment of Radio Aktiv’s “Sonic Deep Map” was made for recent transmission on Chicago via Radius’s GRIDS series.
Listen and let us know what you think.
Here are some images of the recent transmission of the Sonic Deep Map that Radio Aktiv (Bonnie Fortune, Antye Greie-Ripatti, Brett Bloom) made. It was made to continue our support of people, like Pro Hanhikivi, who are fighting to stop the building of an unnecessary and unneeded nuclear power […]
On the edge of Spring we took a tour to the edge of the city to celebrate. We visited Copenhagen’s second largest park–Valby Park (Valby Parken), reclaimed from an old landfill 75 years ago. This year the sprawling park is celebrating its diamond anniversary with events planned throughout the year, much of […]
I visited Republikken for the first time, like many other people in Copenhagen, to have a meeting. Republikken is the kind of space where people have meetings. It has a coffee bar, long wooden benches and counters with people working steadily on laptops. Several open workshops in the back on view where a […]
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."