The Lexicon of Sustainability Pop-Up Art Shows

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For the past two years Douglas Gayeton has been photographing some of the foremost practitioners of sustainability in food and farming. The resulting project—the Lexicon of Sustainability—is comprised of large photo collages illustrating different terms and definitions gleaned from experts in sustainability around the country. 

The first of 100 temporary pop-up art shows for the project is happening tonight, Monday October 3, at Watts Grocery restaurant in Durham, NC. Hosted by the Walking Fish community supported fishery (CSF), prints from the project will be auctioned off to support other fishing communities design creative business plans that make local, healthy, high quality, low-impact seafood more accessible.

 More information about that event here.

The pop-up art shows are a great example of community-engaging photography. Anyone can apply to curate two temporary shows in their town—non-traditional curators such as "community leaders, students, farmers, activists, gardeners, and cooks" are particularly encouraged—and to get local non-profits and interested groups and individuals involved in the discussion. The prints are donated to local community spaces or schools after the exhibition.

More about the Lexicon of Sustainability project at