Artist Projects

The Desertification Cookbook


desert ArtLAB

The Desertification Cookbook visually re-brands the concept of deserts not as a post-apocalyptic growth of wasteland, but as a culinary and ecological opportunity. As desertification spreads, desert ArtLAB says: Don’t panic… Eat. The diverse spectrum of flora and fauna found in healthy desert regions around the world has been a source of food, medicine, intoxicants and mythology dating back to a pre-agricultural era. This knowledge is becoming increasingly vital as 40 percent of global population live in expanding dryland regions. The cookbook will examine strategies for living based on the limits of our environment. The project will also pilot an ecological installation in an urban desert community to demonstrate the resilience of arid land ecologies.

  • Artists

    desert ArtLAB

    desert ArtLAB is dedicated to a social art practice, explores connections between ecology, culture and community. Through multimedia performance, vis…

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    April Bojorquez

    April Bojorquez works within the intersection of art and anthropology. Influenced by participatory practices and social sculpture, Bojorquez employs …

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    Matt Garcia

    Growing up in the American Southwest, much of Matt Garcia’s work investigates the subjectivity of American truth, ecology and visual culture. A…

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