The Soil Movement

to revitalise grounds

The exhibition The Soil Movement focuses on the restoration of devastated soil by pollution or agriculture and looks at new possibilities for responsible use. The different or pure extraction of raw materials and farming, based on a circular principle, is the starting point. The Soil Movement opens at the Transnatural gallery on Friday, April 22. Part of the Regeneration series of three exhibitions, The Soil Movement addresses the restoration of human-damaged environments such as soil, water or air. The Soil Movement can be seen at Transnatural, at Dutch Design Week and at the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf.


The Soil Movement

22/04/2016 - 26/08/2016

This first sub-theme on soil includes a look at the Restoration Industry; an industry that works to restore ecosystems destroyed over centuries by industry or excessive agriculture. For example, in the Farming the Pollution project, plants and bacteria can be used to sanitize contaminated soil. The GeoMerce project also employs plants capable of 'mining' metals from the soil by storing it in the leaves. Once the metals are mined from the leaves, they are linked to a new economic value and inventory system. The Land Life Company has developed the Cocoon, an irrigation design that allows plants to survive in dry areas during the first critical months to restore the ecosystem.

In The Soil Movement, Transnatural explores a rapidly growing field that fuses biological and technological knowledge, tradition and practice. Nature and technology reinforce each other without any adverse effects, creating a self-enriching ecology.

Farming the Pollution / Giacomo Piovan (IT) - Geomerce / Gionata Gatto (IT) & Giovanni Innella (IT) - The Wandering Hole / Hannah Hiecek (DE) - The Cocoon / Land Life Company (NL) / Claynialism / Masha Ru (RU) & Atelier NL (NL) & Arie Syarifunddin (ID) - Eatable / Masha Ru (RU)

Date: 22 April – 26 August 2016               
Address: Transnatural Gallery, Lijnbaansgracht 148a, Amsterdam

Date: 2-5 June 2016                                       
Address: Ehrenhof 2, Düsseldorf

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