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Futurefarmers is a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an interest in making work that is relevant to the time and place surrounding us. Founded in 1995, the design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist in residence program and our research interests. We are artists, researchers, designers, architects, scientists and farmers with a common interest in creating frameworks for exchange that catalyze moments of "not knowing". While we collaborate with scientists and are interested in scientific inquiry, we want to ask questions more openly. Through participatory projects, we create spaces and experiences where the logic of a situation disappears - encounters occur that broaden, rather than narrow perspectives, i.e. reductionist science. We use various media to create work that has the potential to destabilize logics of "certainty".

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Futurefarmers / Design Studio Identity and website design commissioned by Kadist Art Foundation for Kapsul, a platform for collaboratively creating collections of images, videos, and texts online. Kapsul aims to help contemporary art curators, artists, educators, and enthusiasts find, organize, and share elements of visual culture in collaborative units called Kapsuls. These can be used for planning exhibitions, organizing research, making presentations, or publishing soft exhibitions online. collaborators Amy Franceschini scope IdentityWebsite related Kadist Art Foundation Grayson Perry Grayson Perry, CBE (born 24 March 1960) is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing. Perry's vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance. There is a strong autobiographical element in his work, in which images of Perry as "Claire", his female alter-ego, often appear. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003. Early life[edit]

What If Your Ovaries Could Live Forever? I, for one, can't imagine running after a toddler all day at the age of 48. I had a conversation with my mother about potentially having children a few years ago, specifically in terms of the help I'd need from her, and she told me that she honestly didn't know if she had the physical strength and stamina to raise a kid at her age (she was 50 then). Well, I had my kid at 40. OK, pregnant at 40 and gave birth at 41. you found me. janemcgonigal you found me. Bio Contact me inCOMMON Community Development Neighborhoods - as the context of where life is lived - provide an extraordinary opportunity to alleviate poverty at a “cause” or “root” level. If a neighborhood is strong and thriving, it's more likely neighborhood residents will enjoy these same traits in both their personal and community life. many neighborhoods face great challenges... As a result of living in such environments, residents and families are denied many basic opportunities for life wellbeing and success. The work of strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods, then, provides our community the strategic window needed to stop poverty before it even starts.

chris perkins BA (Cantab), MA (Sheffield) Programme Director Geography with International Study Chair International Cartographic Association Maps and Society Research Commission 2007- I have taught and researched in Geography in Manchester since 1998, having previously run the university map libraries. My interests lie at the interface between mapping technologies and social and cultural practices, with ongoing research into performative aspects of contemporary mapping behaviour, and an emerging interest in play. Reimagining City Life: One Startup's Vision of the Future The Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit or follow @BMWi on Twitter.

2015 iLANDing Laboratories 2015 iLANDing Laboratory Program Following the successful inaugural year of the iLANDing Laboratory Initiative, we had the pleasure of programing a second year. The 2015 iLANDing Laboratory Program occuipied the Spring and Summer seasons with a series of experimental workshops/laboratories designed by members of the iLAND community and those who are aligned with the values of iLANDing.The Laboratories serve as focused forums and platforms for a reflective, advanced discourse around urban ecology, kinesthetic experience, and new approaches to interdisciplinary creative processes. They draw on the history of iLAND’s programming, which has been cultivated over the past eight years through the iLAB Residency Program, iLAND Symposia, and the development of the iLANDing Method. The laboratories will continue to develop the iLANDing Method and Archive – a set of rubrics and structures that facilitate in-depth collaborative processes across disciplines.

Gaston Bachelard Gaston Bachelard (French: [baʃlaʁ]; June 27, 1884 – October 16, 1962) was a French philosopher.[2] He made contributions in the fields of poetics and the philosophy of science. To the latter he introduced the concepts of epistemological obstacle and epistemological break (obstacle épistémologique et rupture épistémologique). He rose to some of the most prestigious positions in the Académie française and influenced many subsequent French philosophers, among them Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Dominique Lecourt and Jacques Derrida.