La Loko means ‘the place’ in Esperanto. It is a project initiated and run by international artists Olof Olsson and Daniel Salomon. They are working with the language of Esperento, which was created by Ludwik Zamenhof in 1887 to be a neutral language which was easy to learn, so different speech communities could communicate instead of fight. This summer they were lobbying to make FIFA accept an international Esperanto football team. And just recently they launched a new non-national sausage company in Reykjavik. Kolbasoj sen Limoj is Esperanto and means ‘sausages without borders’. The company will make non-national sausages of the highest quality.
Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse around the issues of nature preservation, industry, and activism. Information and workshops with students and community groups to create a call to action to high tech industries to take responsibility for their actions.