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About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.

Making strings with Brown Kurrajong

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Stringy bark, meeting the canoe tree

Stringy bark, meeting the canoe tree a video by the weed one on Flickr. This is the tree we are going to use. We went to have a look at it, had a look at the bark, the surroundings and … Continue reading

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Riso alle erbacce

This is an adaptation of a recipe found on Piante Selvatiche by C Gamacchio. On it there was a risotto style dish with main ingredients being dandelions (taraxacum) and hawkbit (leontodon). I found a bunch on hawkbit but had to … Continue reading

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it’s time to build a boat

a canoe actually. Setting off early tomorrow morning for a mini-residency at Bundanon, about 3 hours south of Sydney, on an historic property now managed as a trust. This is going to be yet another chapter for Siteworks, “[...] an … Continue reading

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It’s SPRING, apparently..

So, the reason why Spring in Australia starts on the first of September is due to an army rule dating back to the start of the Australian colony, early 1800′s. At the time there were two uniform’s standards, the winter … Continue reading

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permaculture Diary 2012 write-up

the article , originally uploaded by the weed one. Thanks to Michele Margolis for the writing in Permaculture Diary. Get your copy from here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Permaculture-Diary-and-Calendar/225706180797007

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on foraging and the legality of it

A recent article on the New York Times, appearing front page, is casting light on the practice of foraging, the growing reality of it, and the stress that might bring to a particular ecosystem. Interestingly the article has been picked … Continue reading

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a couple of links about weeds

The Last Stand of the Wild Flowers, as it appeared on the Independent a few years back. A poetic ode to weeds: To judge by the scores of visitors to the farm this year, weed-seeking is becoming a new country … Continue reading

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Weedy wonders blossom in Chippendale

An article about a recent tour of your in Chippendale appeared on the CityNews, by Millicent Caffrey. It follows a 6 seconds appearance on mainstream TV, as part of the program 7pm Project Download the CityNews newspaper here and the … Continue reading

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on when you got asked to speak

This post will be convoluted, introversive and overall ranting away while feeling the need of barking, loud. You have been invited by the Weeds Society of Victoria to present a paper at their annual symposium. This year focus and general … Continue reading

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