Recently I finished an online permaculture course, it was about 4 sessions of 8 hours each and 2 checkin sessions of 2 hours each. Below are some resources on the Permaculture and the Art. I will update again whenever I can.
-Documenta, practice of sharing of rice in Indonesia. Art institution working in different ways, neighbourhood, commune.
-the notion of care in artistic collaborations and the ethic of care in permaculture have some links. Maria Puig de la Bellacasa’s book Matters of Care is brilliant and works with permaculture ethics.
-curious in looking in different contexts which relate with art and plants ( ancestral history, social gardens and so much more)
-phytology.org.uk – an artist led project in London, a pick your own apothecary of weeds with proven medicinal properties
-https://conversations.e-flux.com/t/teleology-and-the-turner-prize-or-utility-the-new-conservatism/2936 – interesting article by UK artist/writer morgan quaintance about art & uselessness
-About activism, Art and Ecology, there is a platform called XR – Extinction Rebellion that was born in England…really interesting and involved into actions and education around activism too, https://rebellion.global/
-Artist’s project relates to composting for example:
-Edward James surrealist garden in Mexico
-Maria Thereza Alves did a nice project in berlin botanical gardens to do with reclaiming names of plants
-Daisy Ginsberg is planting pollinator gardens as an art practice
-another artist: https://www.biennial.com/2018/exhibition/artists/mohamed-bourouissa working with gardens
-A seminar Assembly for Permacircular organized by ZKM in April was pretty inspiring, and might be related.
- Obtain a yield – permaculture principle
- Observe and Interact, Natural Farming by Fukuoka
All about observing, 15 years observe citrus trees and rice growing in order to develop a new form of agriculture.
This is a Project in south India, based on fukuokua philosophy. Very productive and an amazing kind of “jungle garden”. i have been there some years ago . one of the best food production i have seen based on permaculture
- Produce no waste – permaculture principle
- Catch and store energy – permaculture principle
solar panel use
E-work has an interesting project creating art projects that somehow produce energy which as i understand they are harnessing and selling as “kunstrom”
Slow practice, research, science, how we can do artistic practices more slowly.
do durational projects that develop over time
Resist creating curatorial/funding outcome directives in residencies, grant schemes and stipends to allow time for free artistic production from the artist/producer.
Create a deeper understanding of what constitute artistic values by establishing systems of peer review in most/all decision-making processes
In the frame of art funding, we usually need to report what we produced… which is most of the time difficult. We don’t need to produce, but we need to be creative to show processes… not to waste experiences.
if you dont treat the outcome as important, are you treating the process in a serious way?
- Apply Self-Regulation and Accept Feedback – permaculture principle
- Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World (2004) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Londa_Schiebinger#Plants_and_Empire:_Colonial_Bioprospecting_in_the_Atlantic_World_(2004)
- Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (2017)
Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism. Its about the crises in capitalism that they are inherent to it
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
The Empowerment Manual
- How to collaborate with each other, how to create structure that is inclusive?
- How to work with one another.
How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human
Mandala Garden System
Joanna Macy: Active Hope, the Work That Reconnects
RAMBUNCTIOUS GARDEN: SAVING NATURE IN A POST-WILD WORLD by Emma Marris
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Sepp Holzer, http://www.seppholzer.info
Films about Regenerative Agriculture
- The Biggest Little Farm, Kiss the Ground
- Includes animals
- Productive agriculture