The Australian Future Foods Lab

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The Australian Future Foods Lab is an artist collective that seeks to re-ignite tastebuds and the cultural imagination in support of emerging and sustainable food systems.

An initiative of Carbon Arts together with Round Angle Studio and artist Steaphan Paton, the Lab invites innovation and experimentation through unique collaborations involving artists, scientists, chefs and the food industry.

Our focus for early 2013 is native foods that support biodiversity and celebrate the traditional knowledge of Indigenous Australians. Two events with artist Janet Laurence kick off our activities in February.

More information http://www.carbonarts.org/projects/the-australian-future-foods-lab/

 

Sustainable Living Festival Melbourne

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2013
Be a part of Australia’s Largest Sustainable Living Festival, 9-24 Feb 2013. Host an event in your city, town, shire or street. Join the state wide festival and boost your profile through the Festival’s promotions & networks. See this promo video:
http://festival.slf.org.au/festival-video
Applications Now Open

More information http://festival.slf.org.au/

Progressive Podcast Australia

Episode 9 – Art and Social Change: Occupy Art Lab, Occupy Updates

Episode 9 is now available – In this episode, progressive podcast Australia covers the event Occupy Art Lab. We bring you music from Spoken Zeks and 1000 Eyes, as well as stand-up comedy from Shayne Hunter. We also discuss Phil Airey’s documentary Soldier: An Occupy Story’ and interview artist and activist Carl Scrase about Occupy Art Lab and Occupy Melbourne. Before this, we discuss punk rock music, Jeffery Lewis’s covers of Crass songs, Against Me! singer comes out as transgender, and art for the environmentand animal rights. To finish things off, we cover Bradley Manning’s human rights awardthe AS tragedyThe Dictator, and finally we discuss AdbustersOccupy Sydney and Occupy Invercargill.

More information http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2012/06/28/episode-9-art-and-social-change-occupy-art-lab-occupy-updates/

The Observer Tree

An amazing photo essay by renowned wilderness photographer Rob Blakers shows the beauty (and destruction) of Mount Mueller’s forests. The photos were taken in the logging coupe Tn44B, where the Observer Tree is located, and the forest surrounding it. All these images were taken within the 430,000 hectares that was promised protection by the Australian Government, that is ear-marked for future reserves, yet remains under threat from logging.

Click here to see http://observertree.org/2012/01/22/guest-blog-mount-muellers-forests-by-rob-blakers/