1982 Manhattan Farm Intervention


Last weekend I heard Agnes Denes talk the Creative Time Summit, on her project Wheatfield — A Confrontation (1982). It’s really a classic project but one that I hadn’t heard of. Quite simply she pulled off the unimaginable, she planted and harvested a two-acre wheat field on a landfill in lower Manhattan blocks away from the financial district. The photos of the project are stunning as is the determination and follow through to see it harvest and planted by hand.

here’s her presentation at the conference.

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People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
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