Save the date! On 22nd of July this year, the Supermarket Museum webdoc premiere will take place! The project aims at answering the questions: “how can we live TOGETHER within given limits?”, “how can we turn the beautiful phenomenon of interconnectedness to work for us, not against us?”. The group of artists, agroecology and permaculture leaders, and volunteers have created an online audio-visual exhibition (webdoc) “The Supermarket Museum”. The exhibition is now undergoing the process of finalizing, so you can already save the date of its premiere (22.07.2021).
The first “path” in the museum subversively explores and artistically interprets the “supermarket culture”: its convenience-, monoculture- & profit- driven modus operandi that wipes out social, economic and ecological solidarity values. Opposing this dominant culture, the second “path” of the museum (“Garden in your hands”) describes existent successful alternatives – those based on food sovereignty and solidarity.
If you want to get to know more, please visit one of the links below:
- the description of the whole project and its context,
- information about the artists’ collective creating the Supermarket Museum,
- information about the collective of educators creating the second path of the museum (“Garden in your hands”).
CONTEXT OF THE WEB DOC
Food is one of the most important needs for every human being. The upcoming food crisis is not a fiction. Today’s dominant model of industrial agriculture creates dangerously fragile societies and ecosystems. It is focused on elimination of farmers, globalization of the countryside and its transformation into global food factories. Yet its accumulated negative effects causing the exhaustion of natural resources remain disconcertingly imperceptible to significant parts of society.
We need solutions that enable producing and enjoying healthier food, living in harmony with nature and its rhythm, and healing the planet so it can heal us in turn. The COVID-19 pandemic, mass migration, and the climate crisis are showing, like never before, that we have to look for new solutions as well as give voice to those that already exist. Worldwide, new initiatives that operate on the borders of the mainstream or in niches are pioneering the way to attune a new, more sensible and ecologically informed societal DNA to the biosphere of our planet.
The Supermarket Museum and Edible City Warsaw are the fruits of the intersecting collaboration between two entities: Agro-Perma-Lab Foundation and Biennale Warszawa. We propose two different reflections on how we can recover independency from big food industry and how we can develop and support urban agriculture and gardening, local food initiatives and existing farmers that appreciate regenerative and ecological principles. Small visions matter. The work of weaving our creative imaginations has the potential to redirect “growth” towards non-material,non-destructive and not profit-driven paths. Let’s act on it now.
The proejct is coordinated by Agro-Perma-Lab Foundation. 4 European permaculture organisations collaborate as part of The Supermarket Museum project financed by the Culture of Solidarity Fund:
Asociación La Bolina from Spain,
Permakultura na Ukrainie, from Ukraine
Lebende Samen, Living Seeds from Germany,
Asociace místních potravinových iniciativ from Czech Republic
Partners of the International Permaculture Educators’ Forum: Warsaw Biennale, Agro-Perma-Lab Foundation, National centre for Climate Change as well as Nyéléni Polska – Food Sovereignty Network in Poland.
Forum financed by the Capital City of Warsaw (m.st. Warszawa).
If you have any questions about the project or you are interested in taking part, write to us.