Friday 18 November 2pm
Online, via Zoom
Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists, architects, anthropologists and farmers. They all share a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass.
In an interview with Studio International, Amy explains how 'through farming, [she] saw the connection of politics and power... [She] finds, in the work we do as artists, that food and farming are a way of bringing people together.
In this session, Amy will share her thoughts and strategies for social engagement through examples of her work. She will discuss her projects Flatbread Society, S(tree)twork, This is Not a Trojan Horse and Soil Kitchen.
It’s an ideal session for those interested in: collaboration and working collectively, working towards engaging communities, and community participation on both a small or large scale. As well as those with an interest in socially engaged practice, and questioning our relationship with production, consumption and farming.
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More about Amy
Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers, an international group of artists, architects, anthropologists and farmers with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. They work in contexts where intricate social structures are intertwined with city infrastructure and the complexities of collective memories embedded in (and around) a site. Through processes of participatory research, critical reflection and sustained public programming, hidden potentials held within these scenographies emerge. The process of negotiation between diverse groups of people and across cultures is seminal in grounding this work and the communities that co-create them. Futurefarmers often creates relational sculptures that provide playful entry points and “tools” for participants to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry- not only to imagine, but to participate in and initiate change in the places we live. These “tools” or sculptural props form a visual and material language that connects to a very immaterial, relational practice.
Amy received her BFA in Photography from San Francisco State University in 1992 and her MFA from Stanford University in 2002.
Between 2011 – 2018, Futurefarmers were the lead artists of Flatbread Society, a permanent public artwork situated in the former harbor of Oslo, Norway. They have published A Variation on Powers of Ten, Sternberg Press, 2012; For Want of a Nail, MIT Press, 2018. They have exhibited at Solomon R. Guggenheim, 2010, New York Museum of Modern Art 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial 2000, Sharjah Biennale 2017, Taipei Biennale 2018 and Amy is the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Amy is currently visiting faculty in the Master of Eco-Social Design at the Free University in Bolzano, Italy.
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Photo: Monica Lovdahl, 2017