Futurefarmers is a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an open practice of making work that is relevant to the time and place surrounding them. Founded in 1995, their design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist in residence program and their research interests. Collectively, they teach in the visual arts graduate programs at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Mills College in Oakland, UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Their work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum, NY Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York and New York Hall of Sciences. They have received grants from the Cultural Innovation Fund, Creative Work Fund and the Graham Foundation. Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine come together at Workshop Residence to produce a collection of aprons for the Flatbread Society. These aprons are part of a constellation of tools that avail the Flatbread Society to gather, bake and ponder the long and complex relation we have to grain. Flatbread Society is a network of farmers, oven builders, astronomers, soil scientists and historians of science working together to produce a permanent Bakehouse and cultivated grain field in Oslo, Norway. The first edition linen aprons were shared with 20 people during a flatbread making workshop in San Francisco and used to inaugurate the Bakehouse in Oslo in June 2013.
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