OORTHUIZEN, Sanne; GARCIA-DORY, Fernando; ARMIN, Janine (eds.)
INLAND Volume: Publishing Class V
In a time when the earth has been mined to a point of no return and the commons are more and more enclosed, this book questions, offers tools and ponders the possible entanglements of art and agriculture, land, (agro-)ecology, rural knowledges, commoning practices and forms of resistance. The INLAND Volume brings together 20 artistic contributions on these themes; a map of rural art initiatives in China that will grow in time, a grafting manual in which we follow the capable hands of a Greek farmer, a Facebook message thread about the role of women in the Kurdish countryside, a retrospective announcement of an eco-feminism reading group and a conversation about Goethean science, among many more unearthings of situated knowledge. [publisher’s note]
The book is an outcome of the 5th session of the Publishing Class, a programme of the Dutch Art Institute in collaboration with Casco—more specifically for this session, its (Un)usual Business research inquiry—and with the Werkplaats Typografie. The 5th session was allied with INLAND, a mobile para-institution Fernando García-Dory set up to examine the role of territories, geopolitics, culture, and identity between city and countryside, art and agriculture.
With contributions by Olya Domoradova, Coco Duivenvoorde, Meg Forsyth, Pilar Mata Dupont, Joost Mellink, Avan Omar Muhammad, Panagiotis Panagiotakopoulos, Maja Renn, Mathilde Sauzet, Celia Shomal, Savannah Theis, Melissa Tun Tun, Maud Vervenne, Caroline Wolewinski and Dai Xiyu.