Master Class Series

What

Environmental Art Activism

Natalie will show us works that ask us to question:
What is an Environmental Health Clinic (xCLINIC) and why would they pay me to ride my bike?
What is smarter than a smart city?
What would my neighborhood look like with an xCLINIC, FARMACY and an OOZ?
How do I coproduce a delicious, biodiverse and healthy urban future?
How do I get a tree as my landlord?
Will I get hurt wresting Rhinoceros Beetles and why do I have to wear the helmet?
Why do I bring my junk mail to the BIOCHAR BBQ and what if I don’t know how to salsa?
Which is my snail and how does it email me?
What do I barter for my blood test results?
How do I become a certified FLORISTA and why do pollinators care if I hula hoop?

The masterclass talk will help answer some of these questions by focusing on the artist's projects that inflouresce barren urban environments using a range of strategies including, Agbags and Signs of Life. This inexpensive soil-based closed-system platform facilitate distributed urban flower farming in addition to improvements in airquality, pollinator support and the exploration of flower-based cuisine.

Who

Speaker:

Prof Natalie Jeremijenko
Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University

Moderator:

Prof Jane Prophet
School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

When

22 October 2014 (Wednesday)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where

Future Cinema Studio M6094 (6/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre)