RADICAL EXPLORING

radical-exploring:

Interdisciplinary seminar at the Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Date: September 1st - 6th 2014

Place: UdK Berlin & the city

Fee: 325 €

No. of participants: 12 to 15

Language: English

Application deadline: August 4th

Lecturers: Valentina Karga & Rosario Talevi

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Holiday House Settlement in Lesbos island, GreeceGreeceCALL FOR APPLICATIONThe cool wind takes the heat. The sun hits the still green fields. The house martins are twittering. The water in the bay shimmers a light turquoise and fades into a dark blue at the horizon, where a cargo ship passes slowly. The olive trees lay bushy in the fields and climb up the slopes where they stretch from mountain top to mountain top. Nikos planted my potatoes in the field behind our garden. He brings us eggs. When he leads his herd of sheep along the beach in front of our house to their grazing field, he stops briefly to ask for an orange.In this bay there are about 20 holiday houses, one of which I was lent for use. It is slowly falling apart and cannot be sold. A renovation is senseless. Therefore I try to maintain the house in its current state with little expense. There´s no electricity or running water. These days there are two friends with me. We wash the dishes in the sea and take drinking water from the next village. In the evenings we use lanterns and candles for light.The house´s fall into disrepair shall be postponed for some time as makeshift repairs are carried out. I would like to invite two people, twice a year, to stay here. Not simply for labour, but to experience creating something out of nothing, using the materials found here. By spending time in this house creativity develops and encourages practical solutions to the limitations that exist here.This project does not aim to create a standard living situation, but a stable alternative, using improvised maintenance to stop it declining any further.If you are interested in these goals and would like to come and stay here, please get in touch for further details.



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Holiday House Settlement in Lesbos island, Greece
Greece

CALL FOR APPLICATION

The cool wind takes the heat. The sun hits the still green fields. The house martins are twittering. The water in the bay shimmers a light turquoise and fades into a dark blue at the horizon, where a cargo ship passes slowly. The olive trees lay bushy in the fields and climb up the slopes where they stretch from mountain top to mountain top. Nikos planted my potatoes in the field behind our garden. He brings us eggs. When he leads his herd of sheep along the beach in front of our house to their grazing field, he stops briefly to ask for an orange.

In this bay there are about 20 holiday houses, one of which I was lent for use. It is slowly falling apart and cannot be sold. A renovation is senseless. Therefore I try to maintain the house in its current state with little expense. There´s no electricity or running water. These days there are two friends with me. We wash the dishes in the sea and take drinking water from the next village. In the evenings we use lanterns and candles for light.

The house´s fall into disrepair shall be postponed for some time as makeshift repairs are carried out. I would like to invite two people, twice a year, to stay here. Not simply for labour, but to experience creating something out of nothing, using the materials found here. By spending time in this house creativity develops and encourages practical solutions to the limitations that exist here.

This project does not aim to create a standard living situation, but a stable alternative, using improvised maintenance to stop it declining any further.

If you are interested in these goals and would like to come and stay here, please get in touch for further details.

http://www.ignant.de/2014/06/24/scrublands-by-antoine-bruy/

Scrublands by Antoine Bruy

Fête de la Music @ the Ideenfarm

This Saturday is Fête de La Music! There is going to be several stages at the Alte Borse Marzahn while Robert and Marc are arranging a DJ garden set. Janine will offer her delicious wheat-grass juices and we ‘ll have some cakes. Join us for some gardening ala music!

Here is the address again: Beilsteinerstrasse 51-58, nearest S-bahn Friedrichsfelde Ost. 

Hugelkultur beds seeded with onions and potatoes!

Before (Top)    and   After (bottom)

This Thursday at ZKU in Berlin, our friend Ayumi Matzusaka is offering a terra-preta workshop! Do not miss it!
WE OFFER:TERRA PRETA WORKSHOP by Ayumi Matsuzaka and Georg Liebig, explaining thefermentation and composting processin detail + information to take home and try it yourself!SOIL REHAB KITS, complete with a few little goodies to help improve yoursoil at home from Nienke van Pijkeren and Heather PringleFREE SOUP, prepared and cooked on-site, with all waste products andcharcoal collected, fermented and composted for our gardens.PLEASE BRING:KITCHEN WASTE, open minds and appetites!mit freundlichen Grüßen,SOILSOUP / Nienke, Heather, Ayumi und Georg

This Thursday at ZKU in Berlin, our friend Ayumi Matzusaka is offering a terra-preta workshop! Do not miss it!

WE OFFER:

TERRA PRETA WORKSHOP by Ayumi Matsuzaka and Georg Liebig, explaining the
fermentation and composting process

in detail + information to take home and try it yourself!

SOIL REHAB KITS, complete with a few little goodies to help improve your
soil at home from Nienke van Pijkeren and Heather Pringle

FREE SOUP, prepared and cooked on-site, with all waste products and
charcoal collected, fermented and composted for our gardens.

PLEASE BRING:

KITCHEN WASTE, open minds and appetites!

mit freundlichen Grüßen,

SOILSOUP / Nienke, Heather, Ayumi und Georg

Berlin Farm Lab featured in the japanese magazine Ecocolo. The ’ecocolo’ magazine is a lifestyle magazine for women that proposes ideas for an ethical life. We think about life in the future and we create traditonal yet modern ideas to apply to contemporary life.

Berlin Farm Lab turned 3 today!

Berlin Farm Lab turned 3 today!

Hidden In Nature

Hey everybody, If you like what we are doing and also want to help the individuals who make up Berlin Farm Lab to grow, then please follow “Hidden In Nature” one of our gardening collaborators, Brianna’s blog! :-)

Building some more raised garden beds! This one will be a hugelkultur bed planted with groupings of companion plants….Stay tuned! More photos to come.   :-)

Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops

Jose Alano and DIY Solar Water Heaters

…came from the lack of recycling collection services in his small home town of Tubarão. Refusing to throw plastic bottle, carton and other recyclable waste into the landfill, José Alano soon realized he had a problem: a room full of rubbish.
[…]
Using his basic knowledge of solar water heating systems, he and his wife built an alternative version using 100 plastic bottles and 100 milk cartons. ‘It worked perfectly well, and we got rid of our waste in a responsible way,’ he says.

Since inventing the DIY solar water heater in 2002, Alano has been busy spreading the word in Brazil with workshops and lectures in community centers and schools.

The artist as farmer