2008 – 2009
Culture means Farming was the original name of this project, aimed at addressing the joblessness issue from a different angle, and striving to find new ways for the immigrant population to participate in the development of the local agriculture industry. In the spring of 2008 I invited the art and agriculture group Kultivator to get involved and together we staged a land claim outside Kristianstad, Right to Farm the Land, where a large number of immigrant families were offered 100-200 sq m farming land each. This farmland was in use for two years and before the project was completed in 2009 it got it’s third and final name Empowerment Farming. This work deeply influenced the upcoming Serif and Självsådd studies, as well as much of the content in the labour market part of the Friendly project.