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Group Exhibitions / Public Activities

  • Garden Registry at Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good at the Chicago Cultural Center. With Amy Franceschini and David Lu. 2013
  • Ethnobotanical Station at ReGeneration, New York Hall Of Science. With Amy Franceschini as Futurefarmers. 2012-13
  • Ethnobotanical Station at Art, Environment, Action! SJDC, Parsons The New School for Design. With Amy Franceschini as Futurefarmers. 2012
  • U10 – from here to the imaginary and back again at metro station Neukölln, Berlin. Commissioned by NGBK/U10, 2011
  • Initiative at Über Lebenskunst, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, 2011
  • Summercamp Electrified, Timelab, Ghent, Belgium, 2011
  • ENERGIE = ARBEIT, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Artists in Dialog, Art Laboratory, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Radar, Building Green (as Futurefarmers) Loughbrough University, UK, 2010
  • Smart Urban Stage, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Urban Wilderness Action Center, Electrosmog Festival. Skulpturenpark KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V., Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Visual Voltage Amplified, Felleshuset, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Energy, XI International festival for new media culture, RIXC, Riga, Latvia, 2009
  • Banff New Media Institute, Interactive Screen 0.9, Banff, Canada, 2009
  • Without You I am Nothing, the Green Lantern, Chicago, USA, 2009
  • Ecomedia (as Free Soil). Sala Parpalló, Valencia, Spain, 2009
  • Ecomedia: Ecological strategies in today’s art (as Free Soil). Plug-in, Basel, Switzerland, 2008
  • Cité Sauvage, Streets of Berlin, Germany, 2008
  • Ökomedien/ Ecomedia (as Free Soil). Edith Russ Site for New Media, Oldenburg, Germany, 2007
  • Art, Traffic, Mobility. Art*Labs, Sibiu, Romania, 2007
  • Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art (as Free Soil). Smart Museum, Chicago, USA, 2005
  • Learning Trees, Midway Plaisance, Eaglewood, Woodlawn, Chicago, USA, 2005
  • Exit, MA Show, Turin, Italy, 2005
  • The Greenhouse Effect, Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy, 2005
  • Strangely Familiar: Unusual Objects in Everyday Life. Galerie AB+,
    Turin, Italy, 2005
  • Orange County Museum (as Futurefarmers), California Biennial, Santa Ana, USA, 2004
  • Borderline/ BITE, Fondazione Sandretto di Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, 2004


  • Colorado College, USA, 2012
  • Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA. As Futurefarmers. 2012
  • Summercamp Electrified at Timelab, Ghent, Belgium, 2011
  • Art*Labs, Sibiu, Romania, 2007
  • Luminous Green Retreat and Symposium on environmental sustainability, ethical living and eco-technology. FoAm, Belgium, 2007
  • Futurefarmers, San Francisco, USA, 2004

Tutoring/ Workshops

  • Connect the Plots. Workshop at the Institute for Ecology, Berlin University of Technology. 2013
  • Street Rights Map workshop at the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology, Institute for Social Sciences of Humboldt University Berlin. 2013
  • Energy Harvests workshop as part of Shaking Science at Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, NL, 2012
  • Visiting lecturer at the department of Integral Studies, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Spring term 2012
  • Mentor at the University for the Arts Bremen, Germany. October 2011 – October 2012
  • BFA thesis class, spring term. Parsons the New School for Design. Co-teaching with Jon Cohrs. 2011
  • Energy Harvests Workshop. Über Lebenskunst, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, 2011
  • Energy Harvests Workshop. Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Visual Voltage Workshop, Felleshuset, Nordic Embassies Berlin, Germany, 2010
  • Metabolic Toys, Naba Design School, Milano, Italy, 2009
  • Metabolic Toys, School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
  • Towns R Us – Playing on Public Objects, Naba Design School, Milano, Italy, 2008
  • Human Powered Objects. Higher Institute of Product Development, Antwerp, Belgium, 2007
  • UNESCO toys workshop for children’s rehabilitation, Bielefeld, Germany, 2006
  • Politics of Play, Pixelache, Paris, France, 2006
  • Applied Dreams Toy Workshop, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy, 2005

Lectures/ Conferences

  • Temporäre Räume, Luftschlösser und Rauchwolken, University of the Arts, Bremen, 2012
  • Food in the City Research Group,Eyebeam, Art + Technology Center, NYC, 2011
  • Transdigital Seminar 2011, Vooruit Ghent, 2011
  • Radar Artist Talk Series, Loughborough University, UK, 2010
  • Human-Environment Mobile-Based Interactions, MIT Media Lab, 2009
  • Banff New Media Institute, Interactive Screen 0.9, Canada, 2009
  • Sustainable Practices + Design Interventions , University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany, 2007
  • Ubiquitous Sustainability Workshop: Technologies for Green, 2007
  • Values Ubicomp 2007, Innsbruck, Austria, 2007
  • UNESCO toys workshop for children’s rehabilitation, Bielefeld, Germany. Yerevan, Armenia, 2005
  • PerGames 2005, Munich, Germany, 2005
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, 2004

Select Publications

  • Beneath the Pavement – A Garden. With Amy Franceschini.Published by Radar and developed from the Building Green programme at Loughborough University (UK). ISBN 978-1-907382-34-5, 2011
  • Net Works: Case Studies of Web Art and Design (ed. Xtine Burrough, Routledge) Chapter on Garden Registry with Amy Franceschini and David Lu. ISBN-10: 0415882222, 2011
  • Imaginary To Dos -Three initiatives for personal environmental explorations. Technologies for Green Values, Ubicomp, 2007
  • Facing = Doing. Accepted paper for the CHI workshop About Face: Interface Creative Engagement in New Media Arts and HCI, 2006
  • Interview Beyond Green — Towards a sustainable art with Free Soil, Smart Museum Chicago 10/2005 ISBN 0-935573-42-9, 2005
  • Play Today – Current trends in electronic toys and games. For Experientia, 2005
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