Master Class Series


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.



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


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


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


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