Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

This week’s A + D Thursdays speaker is Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus: public policy, urban planning, educational curricula, and public transportation plans. Futurefarmers produce relational sculptures and tools for audiences to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry—not only to imagine, but also to participate in and initiate change in the places where we live.