For a year now we have been living at home in terms of inclusion. At the same time remote work from homehas turned the house into an office, a workshop, a gym, a restaurant, a garden. The condition of turning the house into a workplace has come to stay, it is a universally new condition, which change the house into a host of the sum of our activities, our whole life. The house-factory creates new practices and habits, our home culture changes. This gives the opportunity to trace and invent new living practices with self-isolation, solidarity and sharing knowledge and materials among residents. The HomeGardening workshop, on the one hand, will open a discussion forum on the subject of our relationship with the plant world, home cultivation, gardening and plant parenting practices for each participant of the workshop. In relation to the botanical paradigm in artistic practices, ideas will be presented from the field of art and environmental activism. Participating in this workshop will undertake the opportunity to discuss and produce new micro-environment plants in every participant’s home. At the end of this workshop the ambition is to form a critical approach-by-practice to the stereotypical household standards. The house can be expected to host new practices of domestic production instead of consuming ready made products shipped by afar. As new domestic skills and practices arise, the metabolism of household life rely on the hands of the inhabitants.
Open Up is a four-year long cultural project (2020-2023), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme that aims to bring to the surface and promote underrepresented artists, designers, craftspeople and performers located in the seven cities of the partner organisations. It furthermore aims to establish sustainable art practises amongst them, by providing the participants with training and knowledge through the project’s various actions, which include laboratories, workshops, festivals and exhibitions. Open Up intends to empower creators to develop their skills, present their works and create a new business model frameworks, which will enable them to sustain their work even after the end the project.
- Pierides Foundation (Nicosia, Cyprus)
- Publics (Helsinki, Finland)
- Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens, France)
- University of Thessaly (Volos, Greece)
- New Hand Lab (Covilha, Portugal)
- Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
- Valand Academy of the Gothenburg University (Sweden)