MELD features Playlist N.3 (Greening Outside the Box) as part of our Green Guerilla Collection.
| FEATURED FILM | Urban Roots
Urban Roots is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid and directed by Mark MacInnis, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
| FEATURED CITIZEN | Erica Lemieux & City Seed Farms
The past several years of Erica Lemieux’s life have been a sequence of serendipity, odd and increasingly purposeful connections that pushed her from environmental studies at the University of Guelph to the helm of City Seed Farms, her urban farming start-up.
City Seed Farms | Bicycle Powered Urban Farming
| FEATURED ARTIST | Sean Martindale
Sean Martindale is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist and designer currently based in Toronto, Canada. His interventions activate public and semi-public spaces to encourage engagement, often focused on ecological and social issues. His playful works question and suggest alternate possibilities for existing spaces, infrastructures and materials found in the urban environment.
| FEATURED ORGANIZATION | Pam Warhurst & Incredible Edible Todmorden
“We grow and campaign for local food. From our beginnings with herb gardens, we’ve taken to planting and growing veggies and trees round town we’ve planted several orchards and there are more to come, and we’re working with public bodies round town to use their land – like the fire station and the railway station.”
TED Talk | Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landcapes
| FEATURED ARTIST | Giuseppe Licari | Hortus Publicus
Hortus Publicus is a project in which students, through an educational workshop, learn about different ingredients to produce a perfect soil brick, which will substitute a concrete covering tile into the public space. The soil brick where planted with different vegetable seeds: courgette, pumpkin, sunflower and beans, that after a period of growth inside CBK, decorate and altered the perception and the aesthetics of the public streets in Rotterdam.
| FEATURED CITIZEN | Andrew Michael Clements | Oikosteges (EcoRoofs)
Check out his Questionaire, featured on MELD’s Blog
Andrew Michael Clements has a vision of Athens as a city “lost under an endless, natural, Greek meadow with the spectacular hues of tiger swallowtail butterflies and ladybugs, dulcet tones of robin redbreasts and yellowhammers, and the subtle aromas of sage and thyme, wafting in the breeze.
| FEATURED CITIZEN | Rirkrit Tiravanija
In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija created an exhibition entitled Untitled (Free) at 303 Gallery in New York. This landmark piece, in which the artist converted a gallery into a kitchen where he served rice and Thai curry for free. In this deceptively simple conceptual piece, the artist invites the visitor to interact with contemporary art in a more sociable way, and blurs the distance between artist and viewer.