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PUBLIC FRUIT MAPS: Exploring the Margins of Public and Private Space

Mon, Nov 14, 2016 | 3:30 pm

Get a closer look at how Fallen Fruit utilizes mapping and digital tools in their Endless Orchard project. The Endless Orchard is a sustainable, edible, living public artwork-fruit trees planted and mapped by the public for everyone to share.​

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/GESmc0dvT7hzzFXn2

Fallen Fruit began in Los Angeles in 2004 by making maps of “public fruit”—fruit that grows on or over public property. Since this time the projects have expanded to include diverse site-specific artworks that embrace public participation, temporary art installations, and social media focused actions. Fallen Fruit’s art works encourage the public to experience their city as a fruitful, generous place, inviting people to engage in sharing and collectively explore the meaning of community and collaboration. Fallen Fruit is an art project conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.​

Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Office of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty and graduate students from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.

Additional partners: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Orchard Project, the Jewish Farm School, the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

The General Education Program generously supports Fallen Fruit's visit to Temple.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.

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