Food for Free
|Place: Bristol (UK).
Public actors: –
Private actors: Artists Kayle Brandon and Heath Bunting.
Bristol Food for Free is an online database of edible plants in Bristol. The website generates a map of any of the 113 species identified by its authors. Plants rooted in private
lots are included if they branch into public space. The website also contains photo-documentation of potential planting sites selected for suitability. Bristol Food for Free allows inexperienced foragers to find fresh fruits and vegetables quickly and safely. Kayle Brandon and Heath Bunting are part of Irational.org, an international network for information and materials for the displaced and roaming. Irational.org supports non-corporate art and engineering work. [from CCA-actions]
The places are fed into a map that is a cartographic hybrid of routeguide, recipe-book, botanical encyclopaedia. In the map there are no street names: the user must follow the form of the roads and use the land marks to navigate.