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The Lost Applefield (2005)
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Prior to the urban agriculture movement, there was a need to raise awareness that our current food system leads to biodiversity loss.
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The minute proportion of apple varieties available in British markets (1.4%) and supermarkets (0.25%) was compared to all British apple varieties (100%).
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The installation used about 700 English apples sourced locally that could be eaten during the exhibition.
THE LOST APPLEFIELD

location: Brighton, Great Britain
dates: 2005
client: Utilitarian Dreams Brighton exhibition as part of The Brighton Film Festival
funding: Lighthouse (UK Arts Council)

B&V team: Katrin Bohn, Michael Aling, André Viljoen

collaborators: Yuneikys Villalonga (lead curator, Havana, Cuba) / Thomas Müller, Babett Hellmann (apple logistics, London)

supporters: local farmers of the Peckham Farmers' Market / architecture students at the University of Brighton

links:
the Brighton Film Festival catalogue / the lead curator on the Utilitarian Dreams Brighton exhibition