MELD | Playlist N.1 | Seeds

MELD features Playlist N.1 (Seeds) as part of our Green Guerilla Collection.
Character_vandana_548x548  FEATURED ACTIVIST | Vandana Shiva
Seed, Bija in Sanskrit, Shido in Japanese, Zhangzi in Chinese, Semi in Italian, Semilla in Spanish, Semence in French, Der Saat in German, is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Control over seed means a control over our lives, our food and our freedom.Check out some of her sites
Navdanya Seed Freedom
aiwei  FEATURED ARTIST | Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds | 2011
Sunflower Seeds is made up of millions of small works, each apparently identical, but actually unique.  However realistic they may seem, these life-sized sunflower seed husks are in fact intricately hand-crafted in porcelain.  Each seed has been individually sculpted and painted by specialists and poured into the interior of the Turbine Hall’s vast industrial space, the 100 million seeds form a seemingly infinite landscape.
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seed freedom  FEATURED FILM | Seeds of Freedom | 2013
Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.
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 FEATURED ARTIST | Svjetlana Tepavcevic | Means of Reproduction | 2013
I did not set out to create this project. One day, while walking, I found an amazing object. It was dirty and damaged, but its intricately networked structure and its strange beauty fascinated me. Too delicate to be a skull of a small animal, the object alluded to many things. It took me time to figure out it was the inner shell of a vine seedpod. Svjetlana Tepavcevic

 

brittar  FEATURED INSPIRING CITIZEN | Britta Riley
Britta Riley designs and builds urban farms and other participatory artworks that explore the city.

TED Talk: A Garden in my Apartment
Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles. Windowfarm is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that helps city dwellers around the world grow some of their own fresh food. 

FEATURED PROJECT | The Ark | 2010
The Ark was the Greek entry in the 12th International Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010.  In the Greek Pavilion, the ark, designed by Zissis Kotionis and Phoebe Giannisi, incorporates old seeds for new lifestyles and provides a space of living  for the metropolitan nomads.  Orestis Davias, biologist, curated the seed and plants collection of the ark.

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FEATURED ORGANIZATION | Green Bronx Machine
Green Bronx Machine was born of the belief that we are all AMER-I-CANS! Together, we can grow, re-use resources and recycle our way into new and healthy ways of living; complete with self sustaining local economic engines.

TED Talk: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery –