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Studio Olafur Eliasson  The studio kitchen is moving to Reykjavik, 11 August - 28 October. Check out the link:

#goodgarden #cultivatedlandscaoe “A garden is a piece of autobiography in which many traces of the past are left. This is why the loveliest gardens are not simply superficially beautiful but derive their life from quirky things that you can’t explain; for me these are poetical gardens in the best sense of the term. Why do we find them so poetic? Because they tell us about themselves and recount stories of what they have experienced.” - Günther Vogt
Your glacial expectations, a collaboration between landscape architect Günther Vogt and Olafur in 2012, refers in its design to the glaciers that formed the landscape around the Danish textile company Kvadrat in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Set directly in the rambling meadows, the five mirrors reflect the ever-changing sky above and the contemplator’s own gaze. This blurring of the boundaries between above and below, inside and out, finds resonance in the landscape’s melding of wilderness and garden. @vogtlandscape @kvadrattextiles @anderskvadrat

icelandic artist, friend and always great inspiration Sigurdur Guðmundsson, „Fairytale 1979. Repost from @louisianamuseum #sigurdurgudmundsson #prideday #pridedayeveryday #happypride

Finally home #weekend @a.l.m.ar.o.s.e

Inside the horizon @fondationlv - great capture by @bau__art

Tomorrow at #soekitchen101 @soekitchen in Reykjavik - @raulwalch is conducting a kite-making workshop. You can see the full programme via link in bio.
Kites that fly across and beyond borders, flying semaphores that communicate over distances and draw a sketch in the sky, floating dome structures and flying textile objects that conquer the airspace – Raul Walch's interventions, happenings, and workshops defy gravity.
The birch trees have found a way to spread to far-off places via wind-born seed dispersal, finding new habitats. Wind dispersal can take on one of two primary forms: seeds can float on the breeze, or, alternatively, they can flutter to the ground. Shifting perspective, the flying seeds peer downward, searching for a place to plant a tree. In this workshop, the kites’ shapes will be influenced by these birch-seed forms and will translate them into flying and floating objects.
Since 2015, Raul Walch has been developing various flying objects and kites with students, refugees, and artist groups. Continuing his engagement with SOE Kitchen 101, Walch is initiating a participatory kite-making workshop that will lead to collective flying experiments. During the workshop, families are welcome to build their own polymorphic and colourful objects, which will float above the Reykjavik harbour at the end of the workshop day. @marshallrestaurantandbar

On the table at #soekitchen101 @soe_kitchen : Black venere risotto, shellfish from Breidafjördur, wild broccoli from Luba, salted lemon. @victoriaeliasd photo: @moussti

#climaterefugees #assistedmigration
When the climate changes, so do the living conditions for living species. People and animals can, to a certain extent, migrate on their own, but are plants able to migrate at a fast enough speed, and could assisted migration or augmented ecology play a role? Artist Theun Karelse did an experiment in ‘assisted-migration’ at Nida Art Colony by introducing a sample of three lichen species from Portugal to Lithuania as official climate refugees, in association with Neringa Forestry Department.

Theun writes in his Fieldguide to Next Doggerland: ‘For some species, keeping up with the northward shift of habitats may be challenging. A bird can migrate quite easily, but mosses for instance might be far too slow. Assisted migration is a controversial ecological technique that proposes to help the slower species reach northern grounds by manually taking them there. During the Techno Ecologies residency in Nida Art Colony I brought a lichen sample collected during a previous project in Spain to present it officially at the National Park as a climate refugee. The small lichen sample, containing three separate species, served as a starter for this complex discussion. The request for asylum was officially accepted by the head of the forestry department, who assumed the little guys would die immediately in winter. After an extensive visual survey of the Curonian Spit lichen populations, I found a wonderful spot close to the Art Colony where all three species on my little branch had Lithuanian cousins. Remarkably, this is at the site of a prehistoric settlement. The specimen thereby joined a rich local history of climate travellers. During the Techno Ecologies symposium in spring the next year I immediately went to pay my Spanish friends a visit, and you know what? They survived the winter!' www.theunkarelse.net #theunkarelse #lichen @nidaartcolony

Our friends @kaffeekoop have started a crowdfunding campaign to get this coffee product on the market. It’s produced entirely by women in Rwanda and fair trade. Strong women = strong coffee! The campaign is at: www.startnext.com/Angeliques-finest-strong-women. #angeliquesfinest #rwanda @littlesunenergy

the summer is over but everything is still sunny hot and illuminated except what disappears into the black holes and similar places @nasaclimatechange #compass #lighthouse

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