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24 Jul 2006
US, San Francisco
A plastic, inflatable loaf of french bread towed around the San Francisco bay by Greenpeace so that it could be viewed by the thousands of people lining Crissy Field and Aquatic Park who had come to view the Naval ships coming into the Bay as well as the politicians and Admirals aboard the reviewing ship, the USS Dartmouth. The intention was to point out ecological damage to the bay by the US Navy and the damage to our planet by the nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

See also, Seeing Peace.

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The aim of all descriptions of cities is to know how to live, to see what is coming and accept it and become part of it or, better, see what could...
Joni T
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nolvadex

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.
Nis
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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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