Live Forever (2011), by Los Angeles-based artists Oliver Hess and Jenna Didier is an artwork that covers part of the façade of an LA County fire station in a metallic vine that mimics the local desert flora. Hidden within its mesh of flower-like nodes is another network of electronic sensors which register ambient humidity and temperature. When this data indicates conditions of high fire risk, the installation comes to life, signaling danger to the community in a new visual poetry all its own. Hess hopes that over time the language of the installation will become second nature to people in the community, a little like the skill of reading clouds to gauge the weather.
Welcome to the Seed bank
Art and culture have the power to bring people together, challenge the status quo and create the imaginary and real spaces from which new ways of living together can emerge.
This seed bank gathers examples of people, projects and organisations from around the world doing just that. They are tagged in the following categories; well-being, democracy and sustainable livelihoods.
This is just a start – if you have a project for the seed bank, please send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org