Living Concrete: Carrot City
“Living Concrete/Carrot City is at once a public forum, a teaching tool, and a design showcase,” said Radhika Subramaniam, director of the SJDC and co-curator of the exhibition.
“In inviting farmers, designers, artists, media advocates, researchers, and students to think together, we aim to cultivate a conversation on urban farming that functions as what artist Joseph Beuys called ‘social sculpture’, a mixture of creative action and social transformation.”
The exhibition is a dialogue between The New School and Ryerson University in Canada.
Living Concrete examines urban food initiatives and their impact on local communities-from backyard community plots, roof gardens, and farmer’s markets to urban farms-through projects undertaken by New School students and faculty.
The exhibition features maps, installations, interactive websites, videos and models, several created specifically for the show.