#sosMobileGarden is a discarded shopping cart retro fit into a mobile edible garden that can be lock to a sign post or be parade to engage the public.
1. If it's broken, fix it! Because everyday practical problem solving is the most beautiful form of creativity there is.
4. Fixing means freedom and independence. As a fixer, you don't need to worry about wear and tear.
7. A fixed thing is a beautiful thing. Every fix, whether skillful or improvised, holds a story.
9. Nurture your curiosity. Keep trying things you've never tried before. It's good for your brain and your soul.
10. People are infinitely diverse. Products should be too. Everything can be improved or customised.
11. Disposability is a choice, not a physical characteristic. Plastics aren't evil, but we're using them wrong.
Sowing the seed at 14th Street, Manhattan, New York
How to make your own Mobile Garden.
1 - log on to craigslist.org and search the free items posting or dumpster dive.
2 - look out for items that can be easily roll around like office chair, luggage, stroller, skateboard etc.
3 - contact doner and pick up items.
4 - fix any broken parts and convert the item to a planter.
5 - be creative and design your mobile garden.
6 - remember to put some hole at the bottom for drainage.
7 - place edible plants into Mobile Garden.
8 - now you have a living sculpture.
Come join the parade, see how the students of Eugene Lang College reinterpret Mobile Garden and marking location that is suitable for an edible garden along 14th Street.
Mobile Garden + Signs of Growth
Friday, October 16, 17 and 18
Parade along 14th Street from Union Square towards the Hudson River.
In preparation for this joint project, Eugene Lang students supervised
by the artists will conduct research along a designated area of 14th
street, to identify places where food could be grown. At the same time,
they will design a "tag" to leave in the designated areas, and a map
that will be handed out to participants in a walking tour illustrating
the sites for potential food crops.
Another team of students will be given the brief to build a few mobile sculptures, consisting of a suitable mobile planter that can be moved, pushed and paraded around. It can be a baby stroller, skateboard, flatbed pickup truck, suitcase, laundry basket, file cabinet with caster, bicycle basket and more. The carts will be filled with dirt and edible plants, and paraded along 14th street on the days of the event. The carts will display the “Signs of Growth” tags, which will be left in the designated areas by the students. We envision this as a great way to start a conversation with the public, and telling them about the project and the issues we are highlighting.
Students will start building the “Mobile Garden” and display it at the campus courtyard starting in October as the project unfolds. A parade will be held October 16, 17 and 18, 2009 along 14th street and then it will be on display at the Skybridge Art & Sound Space for the duration of the month.
Growing Space Blog to share information and document the progress of the project.
The Skybridge Art & Sound Space
The Skybridge Art and Sound Space at Eugene Lang College is located on the third floor between the Lang and the New School building. This unsual space - a walkway with floor to ceiling windows on one side and audio/visual equipment - provides an opportunity for multi-media exhibitions and curriculum-based projects in the Arts. Students and faculty work, visiting artists’ shows and broader curatorial projects are part of our program to make the space a vibrant and exciting laboratory for visual enjoyment and critical thinking.
The Skybridge Art and Sound Space is open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm throughout the year, and on weekends by appointment. The space hosts two to three shows a semester, and a summer show. For additional information, please contact Simonetta Moro at 212-22905100x2258 or at email@example.com
Visit our blog: http://skybridgescope.blogspot.com/
Art In Odd Places presents 2009 Festival
A festival exploring the odd, ordinary, and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life. NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2009) Art in Odd Places, NYC’s annual public art and performance festival, announces its 2009 season: SIGN with more than 60 artists and performers. Once again, from October 1 through 26, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) brings art into the public life of 14th Street, infusing its everyday rhythms and spaces with ideas, imagination, humor, and politics, and encouraging its residents, workers, andvisitors to experience it anew.
This year’s festival gathers under the many meanings of the word ‘SIGN’: Direction, ban, authority, solidarity, advertisement, ownership, gesture, enticement, omen, signature, and trace. “We’re excited to bring creative energy into our streets and invite artists to explore the freedoms of the public realm with their fellow New Yorkers,” say co-curators, Erin Donnelly and Radhika Subramaniam, “14th Street has the geographical breadth and metaphoric depth to make it an apt location for art that manifests the signs of our times and while also being a signpost toward future possibilities.”
About Art in Odd Places
Students of Eugene Lang College pushing along Mobile Garden and tagging Sign of Grow along 14th Street, Manhattan, New York, October 16, 2009
The students also research and design a map to be given out to the public to engage them to think about the greening of our city.
SummerFest is a series of FREE music, comedy, animation, and performance art interventions by Staten Island artists, presented by the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI). SummerFest Excellence in the Arts Awards are made possible through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Mobile Garden is supported by New York City Department of Transportation's Urban Art Program within the Arteventions program.
Mobile Garden Expo final destination is the pedestrian piazza at Staten Island Ferry Terminal, where it will be on view for a month.
A Mobile Garden video inspired by William Eggleston - Memphis (Tricycle)