Amy Franceschini is an artist and educator who uses various media to encourage formats of exchange and production, many times in collaboration with other practitioners. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her projects reveal the history and currents of contradictions related to this divide by collectively challenging systems of exchange and the tools we use to “hunt” and “gather." Using this as a starting point, she often provides a playful entry point and tools for an audience to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry—not only to imagine, but to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.
Amy founded the artists collective and design studio Futurefarmers in 1995, and co-founded Free Soil in 2004. Futurefarmers’ design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist-in-residency program and research interests.
Myriel is an artist, researcher and interaction designer based in Berlin, Germany. With her Neighbourhood Satellites she explores the hidden connections between people and their natural, social, and technical environments. These explorations take place in a range of art exhibitions, collaborations, and workshops.
She received her MA from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy and her diploma in Graphic Design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Further, she followed studies at the Conceptual and Information Arts department of San Francisco State University as part of her education.
Gardeners/ Loughborough Students Carrying Torch:
Commissioned by Radar at Loughborough University