Jorddykare, which means “Earth Growers”, is a public activities program arranged by Österängens Konsthall from April to October 2022 in ÖK kolonilott (Jönköping). The program brings together 12 artists, activists, experts and growers to address one of the 12 Permaculture’s principles through workshops, lectures and performances. Each principle has been documented in the form of a podcast.
In may 2022, Österängens Konsthall invited me a two-weeks artist residence for taking part in the project JORDDYRKARE and developing two participatory activities — a workshop in nature and an urban walk — by following the Permaculture's first principle: “Observe and interact”.
Since the late 1970s, Permaculture has attempted to find creative solutions to the current ecological, energy and social crisis from a critical, intuitive and constructive view. With the subtitle “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, the first principle focuses on an inner exploration of oneself in order to generate a new way of understanding and interpreting our relationship with ourselves and the place where we live; what makes me feel good will also make others feel good, both people and nature.
Using walking as an art production method, I created two situations in the form of journeys where participants were actively involved in an exploration to discover nature and the urban environment from a new perspective and to reflect how we relate and react to it. Under the commission of Österängens Konsthall, I dedicated the first art residency week to develop the concept of OBSERVE in the natural environment, while the second week I focused INTERACT in the urban area.