Coming Soon – Seven SeeDs – Communication under treeS

7 sedds

“Until now, economic logic has not even been reasonable, but at best rational. This concept has yet to be completed. Reason, as developed by the bourgeoisie as a capitalistically economic society and as philosophically secured by Immanuel Kant, this economic reason must not only focus on its own private, group-specific reorganization but must become more moral; it must become greener! It must not just be a purely calculative reason and rationality, but a binding, responsible one.”

„Bisher war nämlich die wirtschaftliche Vernunft noch nicht einmal rational, sondern allerhöchstens rationell. Dieser Begriff muss sich eigentlich erst komplettieren. Die Vernunft, so wie sie das Bürgertum als kapitalistisch wirtschaftende Gesellschaft entwickelt hat und wie sie z. B. Immanuel Kant philosophisch abgesichert hat, diese wirtschaftende Vernunft
darf eben nicht nur ihre eigene, private, gruppenspezifische Sanierung im Auge haben, sondern sie muss moralischer werden; sie muss grüner werden! Sie darf nicht nur eine bloß reine, also kalkulatorische Vernünftigkeit und Rationalität sein, sondern eben eine verbindliche, verantwortliche.”

Bernhard Johnnes Blume, Gespräche über Bäume, 1982

Starting Spring 2024 – 2026
ZOU-NO-HANA / Yokohama &
HyCP Veddel Space / HAMBURG
with the Portjourneys Network

For the years 2024 to 2026, international artists will be invited to research the Elbe island of Veddel for around four weeks. Together with artists from Hamburg, they will each conceive a unique approach to topics of the multi-year project 7 Seeds on an attitude of critical sustainability and aesthetics of degrowth strategies.

The artists are invited to develop a perspective with partner schools and institutions. It is about planting future ideas, sowing them as seeds in a literal and figurative sense – in a complex space between cultural, ecological, and economic interests. This artistic research opens up opportunities to conduct an intergenerational dialog. The aim is to test the dialogical relevance of critical sustainability using the means of artistic practice. The processes and results will be placed in the public space. These placements are understood as planting/placements of ideas in a discursive public space.

The process and the results will be recorded in real and digital form on a map, the VEDDEL ART MAP, which has already been created. These artistic approaches are communicated via exhibitions, lectures, discussions, artist dinners, and walks through the public space. These are accompanied digitally and confront the participants on-site with the plants, ideas, and questions. The routes invite discussion between actively involved visitors.

Over three years, the 7 Seeds project aims to introduce a condensed seed-sowing process and open discussion into Hamburg’s urban landscape.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der
Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg
und dem Bezirksamt Hamburg Mitte

Logo Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum