Saturday, November 04 - 9:30AM to 9:45AM
Lake Room, Granlibakken Conference Center
New Farmers is an interdisciplinary collaborative art/research project that brings together a visual artist, rural sociologist, graphic designer, and a host of independent farmers to tell the story of a new breed of contemporary farmer — the first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmer.
Much like our subjects, our fieldwork methodology is based in open process of collaborative naiveté — essentially working alongside one another, simultaneously influencing and learning from the other. In actively maintaining an open and supportive process, the photographs, interviewing strategies, theoretically informed questions, and pattern making combine with design and conversation to make sense of the hopes and hurdles of new farmers.
Our joint presentation will cover food and farming, our working methodology, and the trials, tribulations, and potential of collaborating across disciplines.