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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in 2023.

 

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Moss Signs
by Gilbert Geister
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Title:
Moss Signs

Author:
Gilbert Geister

Description:
A mixture of moss and nutrient solution is fixed to the back side of traffic signs. After some weeks vertical moss carpets emerge, which form aesthetic surfaces. Even though moss is very undemanding it improves the air quality clearly. As there are about 20 million! traffic signs only in Germany this project is well suited to be combined with guerrilla art strategies. ‘Moss Signs’ is both an artistic and an ecological statement and it could have a significant effect on oxygen production and reduction of pollution in inner cities.
Description:
A mixture of moss and nutrient solution is fixed to the back side of traffic signs. After some weeks vertical moss carpets emerge, which form aesthetic surfaces. Even though moss is very undemanding it improves the air quality clearly. As there are about 20 million! traffic signs only in Germany this project is well suited to be combined with guerrilla art strategies. ‘Moss Signs’ is both an artistic and an ecological statement and it could have a significant effect on oxygen production and reduction of pollution in inner cities.