Where the Leaves Fall Issue 1 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. The first issue of Where the Leaves Fall is divided into three thematic sections, alongside a series of exploratory essays.
Where the Leaves Fall is born out of and informed by a series of conversations held at and with OmVed Gardens, in London, UK. Until recently a wounded and tarmacked wasteland, OmVed has been transformed into a diverse eco habitat with a wild flower meadow, an orchard and a vegetable garden. Through collaboration with artists, architects, chefs, musicians and horticulturalists, it is exploring the nature of the relationship between people and our connection to the environment. It facilitates exhibitions, workshops, concerts, dinners and discussions, creating collaborations around the topics of food, creativity and ecological transformation. As physicist and ecologist Fritjof Capra said: “It is only by connecting to nature that we can know who we are.” Maybe it is also true to say that it is only by connecting to ourselves that we can know what nature is. Knowing more about ourselves and knowing more about nature are one and the same thing. OmVed has partnered with the UN World Food Program on events to highlight worldwide disparities and to speak about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
THE SOIL BENEATH OUR FEET
As an artist working with living organisms, Daro Montag invites us to reconsider our relationship with soil, something that is crucial to all terrestrial life. In Japan, we interview Naoto Kanesaka, who tells us about the making of hikaru dorodango – shining mud dumplings. In Mali, photographer Annie Risemberg captures the crépissage de la Grande Mosquée – the replastering of the world’s largest mud structure.
CROSSING THE BOUNDARY
Gabriel Uchida’s photographic journey leads him to the Uru-eu-wau-wau, an indigenious people who live in the heart of the Amazon, where he finds a way of life under threat. Anna Souter considers how we need to start looking at our national borders through the eyes of our ecosystems. Paul Wu and his family leave their urban London life and relocate to a small farm on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
A CLOSED LOOP FOOD SYSTEM
Chris King, who has been documenting issues related to the food system for the past 6 years, considers the influence chefs have on our food culture, and details The Chef’s Manifesto – a group of chefs who have set out to follow a path to sustainability. Chef Arthur Potts Dawson considers our identity through the food we grow. Art photographer Allan Jenkins captures moments of decay. Anna Kary investigates the possibilities of urban composting in New Zealand.
Details: Where the Leaves Fall – Issue 1
128 pages, 24 x 17 cm