RESOURCED is an oversized “exhibition in a book”, a teaching tool, and a dialogue-starter for community spaces, schools, conferences, and galleries. It can be used as a tool to ask timely and important questions about the environment, such as:
• Who benefits from the extraction of natural resources and who pays the costs?
• Are there viable possibilities for alternative energy sources?
• Could all the energy produced be more equitably distributed?
• Under what labor conditions is alternative energy produced?
• What are Western and corporate climate policies? What does resistance to these
• How does environmental devastation effect different communities along the lines
of race, class, and gender?
The portfolio is available in a limited edition of 125 copies. In addition to the portfolio, Justseeds has created an informational micro-site (http://justseeds.org/resourced/) where users can freely download all images in the portfolio. The free, digital versions are intended to compliment the work and efforts of organizers and activist campaigns.
Participating artists and organizations include: Members of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Gaia (NYC), Amor y Resistencia (NYC), Armsrock (Denmark), Tom Civil (Australia), Alejandra Delphin (NYC), Design Action Collective (Oakland), Narita Keisuke (Japan), Juan Martinez (Beehive Collective) and Jesse Goldstein (NYC), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (San Francisco, CA), BARK (Portland, OR), Centro Autonomo para la Creación Intercultural de Tecnologias Apropriadas (Oaxaca, Mexico), Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island (Providence, RI), Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (Detroit, MI), Movement Generation (Oakland, CA), The Point (Bronx, NY), Indigenous Environmental Network and others. A full list of creators is available on the website.
RESOURCED portfolios are available on limited basis in the Justseeds online store for an introductory price of $250. You may purchase one in the Justseeds online store and support this groundbreaking project, support the Justseeds Artists Cooperative, and invest in ongoing handmade portfolios.
RESOURCED can be viewed, currently, at the Justseeds Headquarters, 3410 Penn Ave 2nd Fl, Pittsburgh, PA and the exhibition opening Friday August 6, at Marketplace Gallery, 40 Broadway Albany, NY. More events to be announced!