In Belgrade, Anton Peterka and his son Igor have created a car powered by wood. Constructing a mechanism in and around a '85 Yugo, they are able to use an old process based on incomplete combustion of wood to drive their car up to 85 km/h. Although the exhaust fumes are probably less poisonous and its cost much lower than conventional driving using gasoline, I don't want to suggest everybody starts doing this.! Nevertheless a beautiful story.!
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.