Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers, inaugurates MOCA’s The Art of Propagation series of conversations. Thinking about site, environmental awareness, food culture and agriculture, Franceschini is invited to work with MOCA and across the city on a long-term engagement. The aim, in time, is to filter her thinking and actions, in collaboration with local organizations, artists, researchers, designers, architects, scientists and farmers. Her performative lecture will discuss Seed Journey, a seafaring voyage from Oslo to Istanbul that linked the commons as they relate to local networks and a global complex of seed savers and stewards of the land, air and water.
The Art of Propagation presents a monthly conversation about varied relationships between culture, food and social histories. Franceshini’s event will be followed by presentations with five local artists who broaden perspectives on art and culture through acts and projects of cultivation*, fermentation and propagation.
The Art of Propagation will continue every second Wednesday of the month from October 2017 – March 2018 at Henderson Brewery, MOCA’s future neighbour on Sterling Rd.
Living and working in San Francisco, Amy Franceschini is an artist, designer and founder of Futurefarmers. Futurefarmers use various media to create work that has the potential to destabilize logics of “certainty”. They deconstruct systems such as food policies, public transportation and rural farming networks to visualize and understand their intrinsic logics. Through this disassembly new narratives emerge that reconfigure the principles that once dominated these systems. Futurefarmers’ work often provides a playful entry point and tools for participants to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry- not only to imagine, but to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.
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Henderson Brewing Co.
128A Sterling Rd
Henderson Brewing company is a locally owned, award winning, neighbourhood brewery in downtown Toronto. Founded in 2014, Henderson is all about celebrating the stories and culture of our city through the beers we brew.