Lexicon of Sustainability takes its show on the road; seeks curators

Wanted: 100 Curators (Curators Need Not Apply)

By Lexicon.org

The Lexicon of Sustainability and Consolidated Graphics seek 100 students, teachers, farmers, librarians, gardeners and food activists to curate Pop-Up art shows across the USA in 2011-2012.

This groundbreaking exhibition of large format photo collages takes art out of its traditional museum and gallery setting and allows individuals and local groups to host their own Pop Up Art Show; these temporary, mobile personalized art events will be held directly in the community, spurring dialog about how people can have a positive impact on their local food systems.

We live in a world of limited resources, and for the first time people are searching for new ways to live more sustainably. The challenges we face are many:

* Consumers lack the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about what foods to purchase for their families.

* Teachers and students lack the proper classroom tools for field-based learning.

* Small farmers need information and new solutions to meet the market challenges presented by Industrial Agriculture.

* Communities need help to build healthy local food systems.

By illuminating the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture and the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, the Lexicon project gives people the tools and knowledge necessary to create a healthier, safer food system in America.

In addition to the traveling photography show, the project has expanded to include:

SHORT FILMS: a series of 24 video shorts to run on-air as an interstitial series, stream online as webisodes, and be combined into a half hour series for television.

A SOCIAL NETWORK OF IDEAS: a dedicated online community where members can add new terms to the lexicon using a wiki-like interface, debate existing definitions, or sign up to receive daily blasts of new lexicon entries.

To learn more about the project, and to find out how you can be involved, write us at words@thelexicon.org

Also visit our Facebook page:


Douglas Gayeton is the photographer and author of SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, a pictorial exploration of Slow Food’s Italian roots (Welcome Books, 2010). Laura Howard-Gayeton is the founder and CEO of Laloo’s Goat Milk Ice Cream (www.laloos.com). The couple lives on a farm in Petaluma, CA.

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