The Streetpanters is a bunch of friends who started slapping orange stickers on cars, after walking around Athens had become a living hell.
"There is absolutely no respect for the pedestrians, the sidewalks and zebra crossings are occupied by cars, walking is no more a legitimate means of transportation. So, we decided that we waited long enough for the state, the local authorities and the police to wake up. It was time for action. Whoever doesn’t comply, pays the price on the spot."
They handed out more than 250,000 stickers depicting a donkey in a car above the message, “I park wherever I want” ... a self-adhesive reminder for inconsiderate drivers to respect those who commit the unforgivable crime of walking.
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.