Artist Projects


Emerging Fields, 2009


Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers working together since 1995. We are artists, researchers, designers, farmers, scientists, engineers, illustrators, people who know how to sew, cooks and bus drivers with a common interest in creating work that challenges current social, political and economic systems. Our design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist in residency program and our research interests. Futurefarmers works across many media. This studio has evolved as a means to support Futurefarmers art practice and fellow protagonists in the road to positive change. We enjoy creating platforms for collective learning and engagement. We are a dynamic group of practitioners who provide services for cultural institutions, activist groups and organizations rooted in the transformative power of knowledge sharing and transmission. Our collective body forms a diverse knowledge and skill base that includes graphic design, architecture, urbanism, philosophy, ecology, industrial design, computer programming, information visualization, food practices, research, educational programing. We are aligned by shared interest and dreams.


Amy Franceschini

Amy Franceschini is an artist and educator whose work includes websites, installations and open-access laboratories. Franceschini founded the collective Futurefarmers in 1995 and co-founded Free Soil ...
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Michael Swaine

Michael Swaine is an artist and inventor. His projects include Reap What You Sew: Generosity Project, for which he pushed an old-fashioned ice cream-style cart with a sewing machine ...
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Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2014


     Futurefarmers receives a commission from Situations in Bristol, UK, to develop a permanent artwork for Slow Space in Oslo, Norway