We haven’t done one of these in a while but we return this week with some links related to climate change, nuclear power, oceans, and plastic. (It’s all connected.)
Here, fresh from the Internet:
Jellyfish are apparently causing problems at power plants, especially nuclear power plants, when they get caught in the water […]
On September 8, Sunday, the first broadcast was made of the Radio Aktiv Sonic Deep Map, a radio show created for broadcast made up of various recorded material gathered at the Case Pyhäjoki camp for artists, theorists, scholars, cultural producers, and activists to respond to the threat of nuclear power in […]
Fall is hitting Copenhagen and we are interested to see if the amount of apartment hunting signs around the neighborhood slows down. One local MQ commenter suggests that the flurry of signs appearing in the city during the summer months could be because of the shortage of housing for students. This may be one cause, […]
I recently returned from a trip to Derry, Northern Ireland where I worked with artist in residence Andrea Francke at the Centre for Contemporary Art on a workshop about urban ecology, foraging, map making and orienting yourself to a place.
Brett and I first worked […]
We are continuing our Artist Parents series with a new interview with Sydney based artist, Zanny Begg. Zanny is a friend of the Mythological Quarter whose work explores how we can live in the world differently. I first met her in Gary, Indiana when she was there, […]
“Kiitos” is Finnish for “thank you.” This short report is of a project we realized with Daniela Canila at Case Pyhäjoki, in Pyhäjoki, Finland, and initially posted here.
As the group at Case Pyhäjoki has gotten to know Pyhäjoki better, and the local struggle to save Hanhikvi […]
This was written for Case Pyhäjoki’s blog. It is a reflection on the use of deceptive tactics to encourage a community to accept a nuclear power plant.
Fennovoima signs adorn public works in Pyhäjoki, like the fence of this sports field near the town’s high school where Case Pyhäjoki is taking place. The name […]
NOTE: This post was made by our new friend Antye Greie on the Case Pyhäjoki web site.
Mythological Quarter, Martin Howse and AGF hum with the environment and create following sound piece at Hanhikivi bay, the very original place where the nuclear power plant (NPP) is planned.
We used SAMPLR to layer 6 hums. […]
Oda Projesi is Özge Açıkkol, Güneş Savaş and Seçil Yersel. They are early pioneers of what is now called socially engaged art practice by many. Their collaboration began in a room in Istanbul in 2000. Seriously, their name translates as “Room Project” from Turkish. You can watch a talk given […]
We had a family adventure today in the Bispebjerg neighborhood of Copenhagen. We were on the hunt for a playground shaped like a man, and a sculpture of a giant owl. We had heard about both from a friend, and all we had was a sketchy hand drawn map. Of course we looked […]
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."