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The Initiative is to conceive of, set-up and develop an art, architecture and ecology project.

The project will involve the creation of new garden-farm environments in which site-specific live arts will be created and receive an audience.

The directions of the Initiative are guided by transdisciplinary research and practice interests:

  • Fine arts in-situ media, performativity and gardens.
  • Arts and sciences philosophy, and critical studies.
  • Garden-farm practice, biophysics, sustainability and ecologies.
  • Landscape, media, interactive and pavilion architecture.

Research and development has been facilitated through an intensive schedule of live art practice sessions involving in situ exploration at contrasting gardens, parks and other outdoor landscape environments; and through the Artist Review Series – six symposia events at Goldsmiths College, London.

The current focus of project work, facilitated through regular associate artist meetings, is on:

  • developing the Site Pilot Project concept and implementation through The Fields residency proposal;
  • planning for bi-annual site labs;
  • development of a co-authored article following the Initiative’s discussion event on Jalal Toufic’s Undeserving Lebanon.

Main activities have included:

  • experimentation and piloting
    of ideas
  • research, development and presentation of new work
  • creation and production of publications and resources
  • prospective site visits and feasibility assessments
  • business/organisation start-up research and consultation
  • short and long-term planning
  • fundraising
  • developing the Informal Collective (a network of practitioners interested in the Initiative’s project)

About the Live Art Garden Initiative
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An introduction to the site project, plans and objectives.

Research practice directions
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An outline of current and proposed research.

Initiative director