May to November, 2011
With Other Sights for Artists’ Projects
Grow was a public art project, teaching tool and creative laboratory for ecological and social sustainability practices, presented from May 1st to November 30, 2011 by Other Sights for Artist's Projects in Vancouver's Olympic Village. This exploration of sustainability took place through a wide range of activities including: walking dialogues with disciplinary experts in sustainable design, architecture, and eco-philosophy; design charrettes to prototype containers for growing food; drop-in workshops on urban farming; and events such as the Grow Seed Exchange that brought people together to share knowledge, skills and ideas. These activities resulted in the creation of the Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab on the last remaining section of undeveloped seawall. Responding to the industrial remnants on this vacant lot, the project posed different solutions for growing food using recycled materials in a post-industrial landscape.
This project was made possible with support from the Canada Council and City of Vancouver Neighbourhood Matching Fund.