Today is an exciting day for us: this afternoon, CityLab7 will gather at Olson Kundig Architects' weekly Thursday critique to discuss the installation of our pop-up mushroom farm in their street-level space, [storefront] Olson Kundig Architects.
In February, we will grow community and food as a shared activity in an evolving exhibit that includes mushrooms growing on repurposed coffee grounds gathered from local cafés such as Zeitgeist, Starbucks and Caffe Umbria, and a series of eat-and-learn events with local and national food experts, including our grant partner, MacArthur Genius Gary Nabhan.
This partnership heralds a significant moment in our three-year collaboration -- and a twist on a longstanding joke. In our initial proposal to Invoking the Pause in 2009, we built upon Maggie's idea about the need to take time out to think -- in essence, "Don't just do something, stand there."
Now, at the beginning of 2012, after months and years of brainstorming, researching, and gathering for work sessions in cafes, living rooms, and co-working hubs across Seattle, we are stepping forward to put our plans into action. Standing has been great --and necessary-- but we're ready to take this idea and run with it.
Stay tuned for news of openings and events beginning in February, and thanks to all who have supported us over the years.