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Futurefarmers - presence as practice …. old tools new tricks.

Futurefarmers - presence as practice …. old tools new tricks.
Present (Amy Franceschini, Artist, US and Lode Vranken, Architect/Philosopher, Belgium)

@ Wave Pool’s upstairs Locker Room Gallery
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In this lecture, Amy Franceschini will present the work of Futurefarmers, an international group of artists, farmers, anthropologists and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. She will discuss how their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus. Through public art, architecture, museum installations, publications and temporary educational programs inside institutions, they have transformed public policy, urban planning, educational curricula and public transportation plans. Futurefarmers’ work often creates relational sculptures and tools for audiences to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry- not only to imagine, but also to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.

Amy Franceschini (b. 1970 Patterson, CA, US) lives and works in San Francisco and Gent, Belgium and is the founder of Futurefarmers. Amy received her BFA from San Francisco State University in 1992 and her MFA from Stanford University in 2002. Amy has taught as an adjunct and visiting professor in the graduate programs in art at California College for the Arts, Stanford University and San Francisco Art Institute since 2003. Her work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Whitney Biennial in New York, MOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale, the 2017 Sharjah Biennale, the 2018 Taipei Biennale and she is the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2017 Herb Alpert Award for Visual Arts and a 2019 Rome Prize Fellow in Design.

Lode Vranken has been practicing architecture internationally since 1993. In 1993, he received his masters in a UN course on Human Settlements + Architectural Philosophy from the KU Leuven, Belgium. He has been teaching since 2005 as a Ned delegate at The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain and from 1993-94 at the Asian Institute for Technolgy in Bangkok, Thailand. Lode co-founded the research coalition, De Bouwerij in Belgium that focuses on social living structures for passive houses and zero¨energy construction. His research is focused on new concepts for small, self-sufficient living units; folding buildings, kinetic structures, rolling shelters all with zero carbon dioxide emission.

He is also a partner of Dear Pigs in Belgium and member of the The Ghent School for Metaphysics

This event is presented by People's Liberty as a part of Advice for Future Homecomers, curated by Wave Pool.

Earlier Event: November 16
Open Hours for Woodshop Members
Later Event: November 20
Open Hours for Woodshop Members