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21 May 2007
Austria
"The Festival of Regions presents exclusively projects produced especially for the festival and orients itself internationally toward a contemporary concept of culture which comprises art, social research and social practices as well as links with everyday culture and interdisciplinary co-operation.

The 2007 Festival of Regions is being presented as an oversized exhibition in the public space of the focal region situated along the Pyhrn expressway in Austria. From Schlierbach Monastery to the Main Square in Windischgarsten, projects are to be found in vacated shopping centres, service stations and parking areas as well as on fields, lakes and mountain faces.

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A seminar and exhibition organized by Ulrike Solbrig, Åsa Sonjasdotter and Nis Rømer, in Sparwasser, Berlin, August 2007.

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

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