Near Now launch Internet of Growing Things Commission

Near Now are delighted to announce the launch of Internet of Growing Things, a collaborative research opportunity for two individual UK based practitioners to develop new work focused on food and future agri-cultures.

From Sergey Brin's €250,000 lab-grown burger through to cutlery design, waste economics to food packaging; the production, distribution and consumption of food has long been a site of invention and cultural idiosyncrasies as well as geo-political conflict.

Analogising global food systems and industrial agriculture as a complex web of relationships between animals, vegetables, minerals and other unclassifiable typologies; Internet of Growing Things invites selected practitioners to work in collaboration, developing new work in response to this provocation.

Internet of Growing Things establishes an ongoing research theme throughout the Near Now programme around the relationships between art, design, technology, food culture and natural systems.

We welcome applications from artists, designers, writers, ecologists, technologists, policy specialists, architects, cultural geographers and food scientists. Individual practitioners will be selected by Near Now for the Internet of Growing Things residency forming the collaborative partnership.

Deadline for Applications
Monday 11 November 2013, 12pm

Download the application pack

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