Topic: Exhibitions

Guerrilla Grafters at Open Street Dork

Posted on September 2, 2015 by - Exhibitions

Open Street Dork was on Sunday and the Guerrilla Grafters popped by to share our manual and talk about the problems and opportunities for cultivating an edible urban wilderness. Artist Kal Spelletich was there too with a remote controlled robot made of roses, Rick Abruzzo talked about Figment… There was amazing poetry, passionate rants and ideas for how to resist the clutches of property.

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Margaretha Haughwout with the Guerrilla Grafters. Photo by Karen Marcelo.

ISEA2015

Posted on September 2, 2015 by - Exhibitions

The Guerrilla Grafters attended ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, BC. We handed out guerrilla grafting kits, conducted grafting demos using fresh branches from ornamental street trees growing around Vancouver, and talked about ways we can share information about an accessible and edible urban wilderness without endangering it.

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Margaretha Haughwout and Ian Pollock with the Guerrilla Grafters. Photos by Adam Goodell

Green Festival

Posted on November 29, 2011 by - Exhibitions, Workshops

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At the San Francisco GreenFest we demonstrated the wedge graft, distributed our manual, and showcased photos of our grafts by David Crane. We also held a Q & A about the politics of the urban graft.

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Digital Arts & New Media

Posted on October 26, 2011 by - Exhibitions

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“Showcasing the development of a broad range of research including: mobile technology, interactive design, animation, performance, video mixing, participatory play, audio installation, and web based applications.”

For this event Tara and Margaretha held teach-ins showing townspeople how to conduct a wedge graft, shared our how-to manual, and had various elements of our online project on display. We also had a larger Q & A around the politics of the graft.

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Gray Area Foundation Summer of Smart Hackathon 2011

Posted on August 30, 2011 by - Exhibitions, Workshops

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We were so honored to have won the audience vote at the three day Summer of Smart hackathon with the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts! The weekend in August was billed as Urban Innovation Weekend 3: Public Health, Food, Nutrition, and Urban Agriculture.

The Gray Area organizers conducted an unexpected behind maneuver to choose another project to provide funding, resources and support to work with city agencies and meet with the 2011 mayoral candidates, even though we’d won the vote. Our project pushes the dialog around food scarcity and distributed networks of human and non-human hyper-local care. In our opinion, an arts agency should support this kind of conversation and be able to navigate the awkwardness that might emerge within institutions around difficult topics about power and sharing – otherwise they shouldn’t use the words “Gray Area” or “Arts” in their title!

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