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Green Tease: Soil City with Open Jar Collective

This year, as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, artist collective Open Jar Collective are launching a long-term research project to reimagine the city as if soil matters. By reframing soil as a valuable collective resource Open Jar aim to play a role in challenging economic, environmental, and health inequalities in Glasgow.

Get together in the Soil City Lab to discuss the role of field research, social engagement, cross-disciplinary collaboration and activism within Open Jar Collective’s practice. Take part in some hands on soil testing and conversations about public art and sustainability.

Participants are welcome to bring a soil sample from their garden, local park or a vacant gap site along to the event.

Open Jar Collective is a group of socially engaged artists and designers operating within co-operative principles. They believe that artistic practices can contribute meaningfully to the development of new perspectives on culture and the environment through the sharing of food, ideas and possibilities for change. Through active and creative community engagement, their work strives to empower people to take part in the growing debate about the future of our local and global food systems.

Accessibility: The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch with Gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com if you have any accessibility requirements or have any  questions about the event.

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme, designed to build connections between creative practices and environmental sustainability. All Green Tease events are free to attend. Refreshments are provided.

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Date:
20th April 2016
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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