Amy Franceschini is a woman of abstract concepts about concrete matters -- especially food and land. Generally speaking, she promotes home gardening, in the spirit of familiarizing the public with the destructive practices of large-scale food production. The beauty of Franceschini is the wealth of options she creates for connecting with alternatives to land- and people-abuse. Employing her design skills and web presence via her Victory Garden 2008+ project, her algae-analyzing Lunchbox Laboratory (a collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Lab and her Futurefarmers Team), and other fantastic creations both online and in the earth, she presents simple, viable plans for urban agriculture. Her work is beautiful in aesthetic and intelligence, so we're excited about tonight's Artists' Talk with Amy Franceschini and Wilson Diaz. The duo discuss their long-term project, The Movement of the Liberation of the Coca Plant.
Wed., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2008