Futurefarmers (Amy Franceschini and Lode Vranken)

Futurefarmers is an international constellation of artists, activists, researchers, farmers and architects who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political and environmental organisation of space. Founded in 1995, Futurefarmers use various media to deconstruct systems, to visualise and understand their intrinsic logics, and to offer more sustainable alternatives. These include food systems, public transportation, and education. Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers. She received her BFA from San Francisco State University in Photography and her MFA from Stanford University. Lode Vranken received his master’s in a UN Course on Human Settlements and Architectural Philosophy from the KU Leuven, Belgium.

Futurefarmers took part in a residency at Digermulen during several visits between October 2018 and July 2019 and thus contributed to the local Tides Programme. They are part of the LIAF Exhibition in Svolvær throughout September and are also contributors to the High Tides Programme of from the horse’s mouth where they are navigating the Coast, Line Field Research Strand and contributing to the Public Programme of The Kelp Congress.