Good storytelling strengthens social movements
Feral Trade Café opens at HTTP Gallery in London for 8 weeks during Summer 2009. Serving food and drink traded over social networks, Feral Trade Café by artist Kate Rich (AU) provides a convivial setting from which to contemplate broader changes to our climate and economies, where conventional supply chains (for food delivery and cultural funding) could go belly up.
Feral Trade (Import-Export) is an artist-run grocery business established in Bristol in 2003. According to Kate Rich, the inventor, it is a public experiment which trades goods via social networks. Products are run along social routes, avoiding official channels of distribution in preference for a hand-carried cargo system, often using other artists or curators as
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Régine Debatty writes about the intersection between art, design and technology on her blog we-make-money-not-art.com.
She also contributes to various design and art magazines, curates art shows and lectures internationally.