Yrjö Haila: Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Making Cities Productive

Date 01.08.15

Time 2.30 - 4.00pm

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)


Tour of the Ballast Seed Garden and talk by Nigel Dunnett.


Yrjö Haila is a leading expert on ecology and environmental sciences in Finland, as well as an ardent advocate of environmental protection and an active writer. Haila will be discussing the work of internationally-acclaimed artists who are inspired by the environment, including Richard Long, Maria Thereza Alves, and Giles Clements. Haila will consider the symbolic force of natural elements in our every-day surroundings.

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Boat tour leaves from Arnolfini. Booking is required via Arnolfini box office.

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.