The project's eighth stage, curated by Sara Rees, was recently completed in Wales - after Ghana, Switzerland, Madagascar, Abu Dhabi, China, Singapore and Costa Rica. It was inspired by the Arenzano Manifesto’s twelfth thesis: Preserving everyone’s defining features, if to respect differences and promote dialogue, leads to an effective pluralism, much more than the universalistic utopia and the rough generalization on which modernity had its foundations set, and it was focus on sustainable agriculture and new form of eco-living.
The stay in Wales was realized thanks to the support of the Artist Residence Program Rhod 2013, that has selected and supported Journey into Fragility. Rhôd is an artist-run project exploring and promoting urban-rural dialogue. During the three weeks of residences I had the opportunity to visit few eco-villages like Lammas a project created to pioneer an alternative model of living on the land. It empowers people to explore what it is to live in a low-impact lifestyle. The project centres around the eco-village at Tir y Gafel, in north Pembrokeshire. It combines the traditional small holding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture.
Also very interesting is the community project Brithdir Mawr and the round wood house. I had also the opportunity to visit some very innovative organic farm, like Troed y Rhiw Organic, Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust and Penyrallt Home Farm, or the gardening project created and developed by Nature Wise. A special thanks to all the wonderful people I met, who hosted me in their houses, and that with their reflections and their choices of changes have contributed to the success and enrichment of this step of Journey into Fragility.