The project is a series of public debates, artist talks/workshops and exhibition realized by santralistanbul in cooperation with a number of partners. 27 October 2007, 3pm-6pm a debate will take place featuring Rosalyn Deutsche: "The Art of Witness in the Wartime Public Sphere" Gülsün Karamustafa: "Public/Private, where does the border stand?"Gerald Raunig: "The Monster Precariat" & Erden Kosova: "Radical Gestures in Restriction: Spatial Problems of Politically Engaged Art in Istanbul"
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.