Listen: SOIL SERIES on Bad at Sports Podcast at Open Engagement 2018

In May the contemporary art podcast, Bad at Sports, invited us to participate in a discussion around soil and social practice at Open Engagement 2018.

Bad at Sports was founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie, Richard Holland, and Amanda Browder. It now features over 20 principal collaborators and is a weekly podcast, a series of objects, events, and a daily blog produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and New York City that features artists and art worlders talking about art and the community that makes, reviews and participates in it.

Listen to the podcast by clicking the link below, and stay tuned for an in-depth blog post about our experience at Open Engagement, which will include a video of our talk!

Thank you to Randall Szott and Ryan Peter Miller at Bad at Sports for inviting us and facilitating the discussion, and thank you to Margaretha Haughwout of Trees of Tomorrow and Guerilla Grafters, and Sarah Nelson Wright of Chance Ecologies for the wonderful conversation.


Episode 639: Art and Ecology



This week features a soil + social practice mega-interview conducted live at Open Engagement 2018. The conversation includes Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner explaining what their collaborative effort SOIL SERIES is, and how the project fits into the context of its rural Appalachian setting. Margaretha Haughwout discusses her project for the conference (Trees of Tomorrow) as well as her work with Guerrilla Grafters. And Sarah Nelson Wright describes the various iterations of the group effort Chance Ecologies. The imaginative and practical potential of soil + social practice connects all these practices and provides the framework for the dialogue.

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