Atelier le Balto (Berlin/Paris) have done numerous projects with temporary gardens. The wonderful “Where Is The Garden” ran for one year in 2004. Recently they have participated in KAIAK – (Kunst + Architektur in Alt Köpenick), where they designed a series of three gardens – a plant collection , an exotic and a cocktail garden - all in the old Market. They have also designed the landscape architecture at the Kunstwerk Gallery. Website only in German!
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.