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This anthology originates from a research project What Could A Farm Be? initiated by the editor, Alastair Fuad-Luke, supported by the Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in the province of South Tyrol/Süd Tirol/Alto Adige in the north-east of Italy. Outputs from the project which coordinated with local small farmers, were diverse, including: experimental products utilising waste sheep´s wool and dyes from local plants; many workshops exploring possibilities for new forms of orientation and production; and, a network of academics, practitioners, farmers and other rural professionals called muu-baa.
Field Explorations includes practices from South Tyrol but widens the scope to European and North American designers and artists who engage with alternative agri-cultural practices that challenge the hegemonic practices of global agribusiness. The anthology is organised in four sections: Farming Practices, Alter-Native Practices, Explorative Practices (Selected Case Studies); and Practices of New Entanglements. A summary of these practices is given by the editor under the title of ´Practicing Anticipatory Assemblages for Near-Future Farming´.
Contributors: Koen Vanmechelen, Erica Boito, Elisabetta Rattalino, Cynthia Hathaway, Kris Krois, Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers, Fernando Garcia Dory of Inland, Sophie Krier, Roberto Gigliotti of Lungomare, Lisa Mazza and Simone Mair of Bau, Roberta Raffaeta, Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Center for Genomic Gastronomy (Zack Denfeld, Catherine Kramer and Emma Conley) and Elisabeth Tauber.
Published by Agents of Alternatives
240 x 170 mm