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Study event: Arts & Environment e-meet

This is a reminder of this Wednesday’s – 25 September 2019  – Arts & Environment e-meet from 6pm-7pm. Please join OCA’s Dan and Melissa for an hour of show and tell.

You are invited to share presentations on observation, drawing, and walking…ways of engaging with places and nature, environments and tools, that may have led to new experiences or surprising outcomes.

We will adopt our usual 5 minute Pecha Kutcha format of 10 x 20, that’s ten images at 20 seconds per slide, set to run automatically on Powerpoint.  (limited to 5 presentations).

Following this there will be a group discussion about re-thinking our food system, Calthorpe Community Garden’s bio-digestor and the V&A’s current exhibition Bigger than the Plate.

Dan will present his thoughts on the Bigger than the plate exhibition at the V&A and Melissa will be presenting a recipe for making a fermented, microbial inoculant for composting food scraps from your kitchen. This will be a practice session leading up to a Roving_Microscope event on Saturday 28 September with Calthorpe Community Garden and their anaerobic digester.

Arts and Environment events are open to all OCA students. If you are interested in attending sign up using this form. The next e-meet will be held on 27 November.

Events that may be of interest:

Current exhibitions that may of interest to you are listed below, you are invited to share any Arts & Environment type events with the group that you have been to or that are nearer to you. OCA students based in the UK can listen to the great radio programme about Darwin’s Garden Laboratory recorded at Downe’s house with a feature on his Sandwalk and Thinking Path.

1. V&A, Bigger than the Plate, an exhibition until 20 October.

Featuring 70 experimental and contemporary projects, this exhibition explores some of the biggest issues we face globally – from climate change to sustainability to workers’ rights – stemming from the way we produce and consume food. The trailer can be viewed here.

2. Olafur Eliasson In Real Life at Tate Modern – until January 5 2020.

3. Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory, Open Country, Radio 4, 31 August 2019. Recorded at Downe’s House – Art & Environment Study trip, 2018/2019.

Image: OCA student Sue Parr.

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Posted by author: Melissa Thompson
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