Philly Fuel Co in the Running to win Philly Stake Grant
As a member of Philly Fuel Co I am happy to announce that our proposal has been selected to compete for the 2012 Summer Philly Stake Grant. We are now preparing for our presentation to community members on June 24, 2012 from 5-8 pm at Bartram’s Garden.
Philly Fuel Co is a dynamic group of collaborative planners, artists, and designers who seek to enhance public awareness about the sustainable energy benefits of microalgae. Members include founder Molly Henry, artist and visualizer Chris Landau, writer Dana Henry, landscape architect Will Belcher, artist Andrea Landau, and graphic designer Danni Sinisi. We believe algae fuel is a clean and efficient energy source which should be included in the palette of renewable energy systems currently dominated by wind and solar. Our efforts aim to highlight key scientific findings regarding algae fuel via temporary public art installations and a guerilla marketing campaign. Philly Fuel Co wishes to generate a bigger buzz around microalgae to give it the attention it is due in the alternative energy landscape.
We have alot of things in the works so keep your eyes pealed for more news about Philly Fuel Co.
Belgian designer charles kaisin hosted a dinner during the art brussels fair entitled ‘the fantasies of charles’ which included a 10 foot (3 meter) solid oak and beach table. the horizontal surface is supported by several trees down the center of the piece which continue past the top of the work, the branches reaching the ceiling of the space. the trunks take the place of instead of evenly positioned legs in a seemingly random order. while some trees continued upwards, others grow through the surface into candle holders just past the surface of the work, giving the impression that the table top is floating between the foliage.