hG commission: Kitchen Garden

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The haudenschild Garage is partnering with the literary collective, , to create a kitchen garden in their new space in Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Eloisa Cartonera has secured  an acre of land and they are in the process of building a self-sustaining artist studio, printing press and residency space. The initiative has included designs by architects Leo Ferretti, Ramiro Gallardo, Gustavo Nielson and Max Zolkwer of Galpon Estudio and Supersudaca.

The haudenschild Garage has proposed the development of a portion of the land for a kitchen garden. The goal is to connect the local community with the artists and curators in residency through working the land together.

Existing on the land is a well that will be used for cooking, drinking and washing. The region receives high rainfall and the rain will be collected through a roof system to be used for irrigation.  Additionally, the roof is designed to maximize airflow with a double roof that removes the need for air conditioning during the hot summers.




About Eloisa Cartonera

Eloísa Cartonera is a social and community-related artistic project in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The central office is a cardboard store – a place where cardboard and paper is sold – named “No hay cuchillo sin Rosas” (“There’s no knife without Roses”). There, cardboard collectors, cartoneros, exchange ideas with artists and writers. The cardboard collector is a South American phenomenon and many times there are entire families working as cartoneros. Eloísa Cartonera invents its own aesthetic; open minded and unbiased, wishing to produce reciprocal learning, fueled by creativity. Books with cardboard covers are edited on the street; these covers, painted by hand with temperas and paintbrush, are made of the cardboard that was collected in the streets. Eloisa Cartonera publishes unknown, border and vanguard texts of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil and Peru. They have a roster of world-renowned authors including Ricardo Piglia, Cesar Aira, Gonzalo Milan (Chile), and Luis Chavez (Costa Rica).
Click here to visit their website www.eloisacartonera.com.ar.