Urban Farming and Mushroom Workshop

When 18 Aug 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
Where Fou Gallery
410 Jefferson Avenue #1
Brooklyn, NY 11221
United States

In the middle of August, we decide to host another workshop during our current exhibition Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things. Welcome to join us to feel closer to the nature through hands-on practice. Invited by the artist Liu Chang, Jin Jie is an interdisciplinary educator focused on ecoliteracy and food systems. Recently, she transformed her basement into a mushroom laboratory. Fou Gallery is honored to invite her to bring a unique workshop to us.

From phenology in nature, handmade artist books, to computer-generated patterns, Liu’s works continuously blur the boundaries of objects. With the advent of the trend of artificial intelligence, Liu is inspired by traditional wisdom inherited from the era of agricultural civilization and uses modern technology as a tool to present her thinking process without persisting in an ultimate answer.

The workshop consists of two parts: at 3:00-4:30 pm, curator Echo He will lead a walk through of Liu Chang’s exhibition. Then Jin Jie will lead an agriculture lecture to share her experience in organic farming and cultivating edible mushrooms in her basement. At 4:30-6:00 pm, the mushroom workshop will be held in the garden of the gallery. Participants can learn to make mushroom medium and take the breeding base home.

Special drinks and afternoon teas will also be served on site.

Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.

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