Bandjoun Station, by Barthélémy Toguo

Bandjoun Station, a long-term artistic, agricultural and political project, was initiated in 2005 in Bandjoun, Cameroon, by the contemporary artist Barthélémy Toguo. His mission? To develop education and access to art; promote organic farming and food self-sufficiency; exhibit traditional African and contemporary art "without a hierarchy of values"; and link age-old traditions with contemporary challenges. [...]

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Places of the unexplored by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen is interested in how technology and ecology can work together. Accustomed to reviving extinct landscapes and ecosystems using technology tools and virtual reality (3D animations, sound and immersive installations), the artist is currently working on his latest project 'Places of the unexplored'. This involves documenting life forms in salt marshes shaped by crystallisation, [...]

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The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), by Robert Zhao Renhui

At first sight it appears to be a serious institute bringing zoologists together. But a closer look reveals a few peculiarities. First, its founder, Robert Zhao Renhui, is an artist. Then, the focus of his studies is strange: “Everything that tends to be ignored in zoological research”. Founded in 2008, this institute uses experimentation, creativity and [...]

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Extinct in the Wild, by Michael Wang

New York-based artist and architect Michael Wang is not only one of the most interesting artists of our times, but he is also an outstanding expert on the IUCN Red List! His ongoing project, Extinct in the Wild, brings together flora and fauna that are no longer found naturally, but are cultivated and continue to flourish exclusively in [...]

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Mask Crusaders by Camille Henrot, Shabd Simon-Alexander and others

SPECIAL COVID-19 Mask Crusaders is an efficient and generous project co-created by Camille Henrot, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Julia Weist and JoJo Li along with other artists and medical professionals. Its objective is to provide frontline workers (as caregivers) with protective gear as quickly as possible. The appeal is clear and simple: ‘Artists, institutions, workshops, and operatives – your extra masks, gloves [...]

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Maskbook by Wen Fang and Art of Change 21

SPECIAL COVID-19 Since 2015, the Chinese artist Wen Fang and the association Art of Change 21* have been mobilizing the creativity of artists and citizens on the link between health and the environment, with the Maskbook project which they co-created together and which uses the protective mask as its symbol. The project has already mobilized thousands of citizens from more [...]

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Los Almendros De Ibiza by Sophie Stinglhamber

Los Almendros De Ibiza is a project on the repercussions of the ecological crisis on the island of Ibiza, and its almond trees in particular. On Ibiza, almond trees are dying – ebecause of are extremely old, of global warming, but above all indifference, but also from global warming, and above all from indifference. This project [...]

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Kaki Tree Project, by Tatsuo Miyajima

From the only persimmon that survived the atomic bomb attack that devastated Nagasaki in 1945, the arborist Masayuki Ebinuma collected seeds in order to plant them. He also distributed several young shoots, as symbols of peace, to children who visited the city.  In 1995, the artist Tatsuo Miyajima presented several young trees from these plantations as part of an [...]

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Be Dammed, by Carolina Caycedo

In Indigenous cosmogonies of the Americas, all bodies of waters are connected. Rivers are the veins of the planet, their waters combine communities and ecosystems. Reviving this systemic relationship, changing our relationship with water from a exploitable resource to a living entity and common good to be collectively managed, lies at the heart of Be Dammed, the [...]

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Climavore, by Cooking Sections

A finalist in the Ephemeral Parliament – Visible Award 2019, initiated by Cittadellarte  - Fondazione Pistoletto in partnership with Fondazione Zegna and supported by Lafayette Anticipations, the Climavore project conceived by Cooking Sections, by the artists Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, poses the question ‘how to feed oneself in times of climate change?’ The London duo suggests a [...]

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