Collaborative Microbe-Macro Explorations into Past, Present and Future Fluvial Food Networks and Ecologies
ISLANDS OF THE DAY BEFORE is a project that has its origins along the fluvial systems of the City of Linz, but is networked globally through the TeleAgriCulture platform, across a growing number of nodes, projects and participants. It explores historical engagements with microbe-macro food ecologies and agricultural production in modern contexts
The title of this project is appropriated from Umberto Eco's The Island of the Day Before (1994), a novel about how subjective histories can shape our journeys in life. The Island of the Day Before uses urban farming innovation, gastronomy and microbial science as a way to interface the public with local fluvial ecologies, in reference to their previous historical entanglements. The project brings together several different approaches, using traditional and modern methods to address Post-Anthropocene ecosystem recovery and health, through promoting emp athy and agency within these systems. This approach aims to examine what we can learn through revisiting historical, pre-industrial approaches and engagements with agriculture and ecology.
In a wide sprawling approach that intersects Augmentation and Ecological Aesthetics, Art and Science practice, digital networks and communities, along with publicly engaged actions such as workshops, exhibitions and public dinners, this project aims to create new public engage ments and empathy through creating subjective agency and discusses through a publicly oriented approach.
Aquaponics for Food and Soil Regeneration
Fungal/Bacterial Bioreactors for Soil Health
Community Building, Storytelling & Histories
Creative Innovation Workshops and Projects
Fermentation & Microbial Meals
Past, Present & Future Fluvial Agricultures
Ecological Data Sensing Network
Microbial Analysis & Monitoring
Microbiological and Ecological Scientific Research
Post-Anthropocene Soil Regeneration
Carbon Positive Energy Consumption
Online Web & App Platforms & Project Archive