An agri-cultural network for exploration

CHRISTINE HELFER

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I am a freelance journalist, working crossover in the fields of culture&arts, sociology and agriculture, which is for me inspiring and helps fermenting new ideas. Read More

FLORAE

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A Tasting on the Alpine Meadows, by BAU and Cooking Sections. Cooking Sections is now in South Tyrol with their new project FLORAE,  After one year of art residency,… Read More

CALL FOR PROJECTS: TANGIBLE FARM-FICTIONS

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Combining Practices, Generating Value(s), Materialising Ideas. Muu-baa is glad to announce Tangible Farm-Fictions, its new call for projects and explorations. Designers, artists and any other inventors are invited to collaborate with farmers in South Tyrol and surroundings, to question farming, to explore visions and solutions, to combine practices and to… Read More

DANIELA SALVUCCI

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Hi, I am working at the Free University of Bozen as cultural anthropologist within a project on cultural heritage and cultural production. I am interested in keeping updated and having the opportunity to participate in the coming activities of the muu-baa network. Read More

REFLECTIONS ON EXPLORATIONS #05 THE MANURE ECONOMY

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Specialists from agricultural economics, farming, innovation and sustainable environmental development met with eco-social designers on June 1, 2019 (the first sunny day!) to discuss the state of the art of the “Manure Economy” in South Tyrol as a means to develop new ideas. The results? A unique collective mapping of… Read More

EXPLORATIONS #05 THE MANURE ECONOMY

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Cow waste as a valuable resource: opportunities and challenges Saturday 01 June 2019, 10.00 – 16.00 Bistro Wiesl, Bozen-Bolzano   Dairy and beef farming make an essential contribution to the economic and social life in South Tyrol, building on the rich heritage of farming practices… Read More

ARTIST TALKS: COOKING SECTIONS AND JUMANA MANNA IN BOZEN-BOLZANO

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The duo Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe, London) arrives in Bozen- Bolzano: Tuesday, May 14 at 18:00 Cooking Sections will tell the public about their work CLIMAVORE: What is Above Is What Is Below, at the Free University of Bolzano, classroom C004. The… Read More

TERRITORIAL BRANDING IN THE ALPINE REGION, EURAC 13-14 MAY

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                      Branding and marketing policies, especially in the agri-food sector, to what extent and from what perspective do they favour the territory to which they refer? Do the recognition of a territorial identity, transmitted through product branding, and the… Read More

REFLECTIONS ON EXPLORATIONS #04 YELLOW DAY

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Snow was falling as we arrived in Malles, Val Venosta / Mals, Obervinchgau on the morning of Saturday 14th April as we set up the equipment for our experimental Yellow Day dye workshop with dandelions. Fortunately, ten participants braved the weather including local dyer and weaver Cornelia Larcher of Merano… Read More

EXPLORATIONS #04 YELLOW DAY

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Yellow Day is a “new tradition” to celebrate the coming of summer. Join a hands-on workshop to dye your clothes using the brilliant yellow of the dandelion flower. Participants are invited to bring along a light-coloured or white item of clothing – a shirt, blouse or T-shirt made of cotton,… Read More

REFLECTIONS ON EXPLORATIONS #03 MAKING WOOL FUTURES

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Mountain wool: New applications, products and perspectives A muu-baa workshop held at Stanglerhof, St. Konstantin, Völs am Schlern, Südtirol on Saturday, 19 January 2019. This workshop was attended by 13 participants comprising teachers, researchers, students and alumni from the Faculty of Design & Art, unibz, a founder of BAU and… Read More

REFLECTIONS ON EXPLORATIONS #02 LAND-(WIRT)SCHAFTS

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We shape our landscapes and our landscapes shape us A muu-baa workshop held at Frötscherhof, Brixen/St. Andrä, Südtirol on Saturday, 17 November 2018. This workshop was attended by 22 participants including farmers, representatives from the tourism industry, LAG advisors, architects, a food network entrepreneur, a baker and university researchers from… Read More

BREAD STORIES, PAST AND PRESENT

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Agricultural diversity is part of the heritage of the Vinchgau, once known as the “breadbasket of the Tirol.” The community of Mals will shortly be celebrating this in a Seed Festival/Samenfest Obervinchgau commencing on 22 February 2019.   Contributing to this festival, artist, designer and researcher… Read More

CROSSING CYCLES – STRUCTURES OF SYMBIOSIS

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Architecture is a visionary profession that combines concepts with emergent material and engineering technologies that offer glimpses of possible futures. “Crossing Cycles”, Farm of the Future, by muu-baa members Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger of NOA* explores three imagined structures for the farm. Crossing Cycles, Farm… Read More

THERESA BADER

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I’m an interior architect, designer and mountain lover living in South Tyrol since 2015. In 2018 I graduated from the University of Bolzano with a Master’s degree in Eco-Social Design. I promote projects that are economical valuable, ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable. My latest project “rewollte” is devoted to the… Read More

STEFAN OBERKOFLER

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I am 24 years old and have been running a full-time mountain farm for several years. The farm is situated at 1.000m above sea level in Afing/Jenesia. We produce organic (certified) fruit and vegetables for direct marketing. A more sustainable way of life for all people is very important to… Read More

MANUELA FACCHINI

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With my husband Kutluhan Ozdemir and our little daughter Nola we are looking for places and people to organize seedings, workshops about food forests and share our passion for natural farming. Two years ago life brought us to Greece, where we took care of the Natural Farming… Read More

ASTRID WEISS

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Astrid Weiss is head of the innovation department of the South Tyrolean Farmers’ Association and responsible for promoting innovation in South Tyrolean agriculture. She works on systemic innovation projects, coordinates innovation consultations and strengthens the transfer of information via various channels and networks. Her focus is on the diversification of… Read More

MARGARETH KASERER

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Experimenting together with Simon Steinhauser on a mountain farm in South Tyrol with various alternative forms of agriculture and expanding the function of a farm. Producing edible high quality products in small scale and mainly serving them in the own farm restaurant. Founder of the initiative Hotel Amazonas; since 2012… Read More

#art and agriculture #art farm #diversity farming #hosting #new farm forms #orchestra of beings #permaculture #soft farming #unit of the physical and the spiritual

RAIMUND LAMPRECHT

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I am a farmer producing certified Bio- goat milk and cheese. I wish to exchange ideas and conversations with interesting and interested people around landscape, agriculture and their design. Raimund Lamprecht, Blauschmiedhof, Kreuznerstraße 1 39040 Lüsen, Südtirol. Read More

1ST WORLD CONGRESS ON AGRITOURISM

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Today, an international conference, hosted by EURAC Research, kicks off in Bozen-Bolzano, Südtirol/Alto Adige, Italy, exploring the multi-faceted dimensions of agritourism. Long seen as a means for diversification on the farm, agritourism offers opportunities to provide on-farm touristic activities to supplement income and maintain the viability of farms and… Read More

#agri-culture #agriculture #agritourism #rural

NOA* NETWORK OF ARCHITECTURE

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noa* is an award-winning architecture and design studio, founded in 2011 by Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier with offices in Bolzano (Italy) and Berlin (Germany). noa* stands for the essential expression of a collaborative work ethic: the young team of architects, designers and artists relies on an interdisciplinary design methodology… Read More

MARTINA DANDOLO

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Designer since 2003, I have been involved in visual communication and photography. Born in Merano, (BZ) Italy and new graduate in Eco-Social Design from the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of Bolzano. Through my work, I develop tools, that thanks to communication, publishing projects, relational and co-design… Read More

#design

MATTEO PRA MIO

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Matteo is a designer working internationally on multidisciplinary projects and studying Human Computer Interaction in Trento. He’s an open-minded person and always tries to get involved in new projects and activities to develop a broad network of experiences and practice. He is looking for people to collaborate on projects that have… Read More

#design

BAU

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BAU (founded by Simone Mair, Lisa Mazza and Filipa Ramos in 2015) initiates artistic residencies in South Tyrol that establish forms of collaboration between local communities, the material culture of the territory, and its traditional activities. Email: info@b-a-u.it… Read More

#art #art and agriculture #dialogue #knowledge exchange #rural

#01 (BIO) DIVERSITY? OPORTUNITIES FROM CRISIS

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Farmers, designers, artists, researchers, a communications specialist, a specialist in corporate governance and innovation, and a regional development manager worked together on the topic of diversity, from biological, agronomic and anthropological perspectives. This participatory design workshop enabled the  participants and facilitators to share their perspectives to generate a co-understanding of (bio-)diversity. The workshop was hosted at Aspmayrhof, Wangen-Vanga, courtesey of Margareth Kaserer and Simon Steinburger. Read More

#agri-culture #bio-diversity #biodiversity #collective learning #explorations #food timeline #opportunities #workshop

ERICA BOITO

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Field of Action: Arts and education. Currently based in Trentino - Alto Adige. I'm interested in rituals, symbols, food, living landscape, medical plants, and  the practices of caring on individual, community and environment leveles. I'm looking for a team and new collaborations to develop long-term and field-based projects, with poetry. I can offer: sensitivity, creative problem solving, enthusiasm, networking, critical skills, design and organisational skills, time. Read More

#art #commons #education #facilitator #food #medical plants #research #rituals

ALASTAIR FUAD-LUKE

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Professor of Design Research, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. Founder of muu-baa. Facilitator, educator, writer and activist. I believe that design, openness and sharing are key attitudes to developing viable agri-cultures. My expertise is in facilitating polydisciplinary projects through co-design processes and design activism. Read More

#activism #co-design #design #openness #polydisciplnary