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A Growing Exchange

A Growing ExchangeOpen in Lightbox
Shelter built at Westthorn allotment using tarpaulin, rope and trees Feb 11 © Alex Wilde and Annechien Meier
A Growing ExchangeOpen in Lightbox
Event at proposed site of Drumchapel garden Feb 11 © Alex Wilde and Annechien Meier
A Growing ExchangeOpen in Lightbox
Film still from interview in The Hague (work in progress) © Alex Wilde and Annechien Meier
A Growing ExchangeOpen in Lightbox
Seeds picked and packaged in Glasgow in return for seeds brought over from the Hague © Alex Wilde
A Growing ExchangeOpen in Lightbox
Interviewing at Urban Roots, Glasgow © Culturall TV (Netherlands)

A collaborative project with artist Annechien Meier, 2011 – 2013

A Growing Exchange is an international exchange project between myself and artist and Annechien Meier (The Netherlands) exploring and connecting the cities of Glasgow and The Hague and their growing projects.

We aim to explore and interrogate approaches, issues and ideas within our creative practices, which focus on the production and consumption of food.

We are using the opportunity to explore questions about the role of the artist in growing, gardening and ‘environmental issues’, examine the commonalities in our practices and to conduct research and experimentation.

The exchange started with a residency at the CCA in Glasgow in February 2011with a return visit to The Hague in August-October 2011 with support from Stroom. It has continued with virtual conversation and debate and we are in the process of developing a shirt film to be released in November 2013.

The film can be viewed on the project website