This research project is working to uncover all of America's all-ages music and art venues. By noting the reasons behind such venues' formation, their similarities, and important contributions to communities, the project hopes that more support will follow. Ultimately, the researchers are interested in forming a national organization to support like-minded organizations and share resources. The site offers a database of spaces involved and links to more information.
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.