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November 15, 2016 David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit discuss their practice, their projects, and the history of their work as Fallen Fruit. The artists reflect on the past weekend's activities and also discuss the philosophy and goals of the collective. Fallen Fruit began in Los Angeles in 2004 by making maps of “public fruit”—fruit that grows on or over public property. Since this time the projects have expanded to include diverse site-specific artworks that embrace public participation, temporary art installations, and social media focused actions. Fallen Fruit’s art works encourage the public to experience their city as a fruitful, generous place, inviting people to engage in sharing and collectively explore the meaning of community and collaboration. Fallen Fruit is an art project conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Overall partners: Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Office of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty and graduate students from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts. Additional partners: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Orchard Project, the Jewish Farm School, the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society This program was part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.
Beyond the Page, Fallen Fruit, David Burns, Austin Young, Public Fruit,