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Sara Bouchard's Needle Bed
After a much-too-long period of silence – during which I’ve been focused primarily on music – I am happy to share my newest solo work which has swung back into the realm of Urban Plant Research: an installation made from recycled Christmas trees!

I hope those of our readers in New York City will consider joining me at the opening of my show Needle Bed this evening from 7-9pm at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, Brooklyn. Despite the ridiculously freezing temperature outside, it will be festive!

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Photo courtesy of local ecologist.

local ecologist is a super-knowledgable urban ecology blog in New York, with whom Urban Plant Research has long been exchanging ideas and comments, and whom we are long overdue in recommending. From lovely photos and accurate IDs of local fruits and foliage (as in the picture above, of hawthorn) to investigations of urban space and architecture, local ecologist reports on a wide variety of subjects and is packed with in-depth information.
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Urban Plant Research is back in action in Brooklyn! On October 14, we’re presenting a slideshow and discussion at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, as part of the gallery’s ‘Church of Monika’ program of Sunday morning art-related gatherings. (more…)

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Artist duo Iris-a-Maz invite us all to their new video installation, Ultra Plants, opening tonight, May 11, in Hamburg. As fellow artistic investigators of urban plants who have contributed insights and images to Urban Plant Research in the past, Iris-a-Maz have now turned their attention to so-called weeds.

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Our favorite zine, Balkon & Garten, is celebrating its 50th issue – with silver stickers and sparkling stars. Urban Plant Research hereby extends its warmest congratulations to B&G on eight years of lovely images, texts, design and dialogue on humans’ relationship to nature, in Berlin and elsewhere.

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Balkon & Garten: Stadt Land Fluss 1

Do you know our favorite urban plant magazine, Balkon & Garten? It’s an independent, small-press ‘zine here in Berlin, with art, prose and poetry contributed by readers from all over the world. Both Sara and I are regular readers and contributors. It’s been awhile since we’ve mentioned this great publication, so I’m giving you this peek at the brand new issue.

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Magazine with apple

Did I mention that my favorite magazine, Balkon & Garten (Berlin’s urban garden magazine), has an absolutely fantastic issue on apples out right now? The magazine has a different theme for each bimonthly issue, collecting art and writing from its readers on the topic. September/October’s theme was “Apfel” (apple). Read on to see more…

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Hello, urban plant detectives! We are coming out of our long hiatus to pass along an intriguting Call for Artists that we received from Laura Raber of the annual MS Dockville summer festival, which is held on an urban island in Hamburg.

Now in its fifth year, the festival will cover two months of events, plus an ARTCAMP, an open-air / open process exhibition. ARTCAMP is seeking proposals from artists of all disciplines, emerging and established.

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Now that we’ve had a breather after our breathless and beautiful residency at South Slope’s Open Source, I want to start sharing images and footage of what we did there for those who couldn’t make it – and also for those who did visit and contribute, but want to revisit! This video captures just one song of many from our closing event, the Jam for the Plants.
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UPR at Open Source - outside view

Urban Plant Research’s first New York exhibition and residency began last Saturday at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn! It kicked off with an opening party filled with friends, neighbors, fellow artists and plant lovers, pizza and beer.

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