Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Entry #71: Farm Lab

Memories of childhood and even a bit o' college. I heard about this group of hoodlums on NPR & got a reminder via flavapill.

May 25, 2007
Fallen Fruit
(Dave Burns and Austin Young)

Take Back The Fruit
Public Space & Community Activism

The Fallen Fruit collective uses locational interventions to rethink public space, ecology and private ownership in the city. Fruit'ers David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young will be presenting a series of projects that include neighborhood mapping, public fruit parks, bus shelter posters, nighttime fruit forages, and public fruit jams. By integrating aesthetic strategies with folk art and old-time activism, the group aims to create new ways to inhabit and construct our cities.

About Fallen Fruit

Fallen Fruit is an activist art project which started as a mapping of all the public fruit in our Silver Lake neighborhood. As the group explains: "We encourage everyone to harvest, map, plant and sample public fruit, which is what we call all fruit on or overhanging public spaces such as sidewalks, streets or parking lots. We believe fruit is a resource that should be commonly shared, like shells from the beach or mushrooms from the forest. Our goal is to get people thinking about the life and vitality of our ighborhoods and to consider how we can change the dynamic of our cities and common values."

Farmlab Location

Farmlab / Under Spring, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, LA, CA 90012
Across the street from the site of the Not A Cornfield project, in a warehouse colocated at Baker Street and N. Spring Street

Salons are always free-of-charge, all ages welcome.
Refreshments will be served.

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