Join us virtually- as we attempt to live stream a talk and tour of the garden now with Oliver Kellhammer in NYC. Oliver is the artist who began the garden working with Environmental Youth Alliance, with support from Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board.
Many people in the city – artists and non artists alike- can trace their learning about growing art materials and making from what is in season, and building a relationship to place back to the Means of Production Garden and the opportunities that it has provided so many artists and community groups over the last two decades.
Join us for an informal walkabout and show and tell of what is happening in the garden now!
Sunday May 22nd 4-5pm
Oliver Kellhammer is an artist, writer, and researcher, who seeks, through his botanical interventions and social art practice, to demonstrate nature’s surprising ability to recover from damage. Recent work has focused on the psychosocial effects of climate change, decontaminating polluted soil, reintroducing prehistoric trees to landscapes impacted by industrial logging, and cataloging the biodiversity of brownfields. He works as a part-time assistant professor in Sustainable Systems at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. People in Vancouver may be familiar with some of the projects he has initiated over the years, including Cottonwood Gardens, Healing the Cut-Bridging the Gap and Means of Production Garden.
Kellhammer has lectured and given artists talks on bio-art, ecological design, urban ecology and permaculture at universities and cultural institutions throughout North America and abroad, including University of Texas (Austin), Pratt Institute, NYU, Rensselaer Polytechnic, OTIS College, University of Oregon, Emily Carr University, Smith College, University of British Columbia, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, University of Windsor, Aalto University (Finland) Tohoku University (Japan), and many others. He divides his time between New York’s Alphabet City and rural British Columbia.