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March 2019, English
17×24 cm, 240 pages, 18 b/w and 75 color ill., softcover
ISBN Deutsch 978-3-956794-43-8
ISBN English 978-3-95679-473-5
Boy Vereecken with Antoine Begon
Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V.

Around the world, place-based projects are drawing increasing attention to the pillars of art, design, and economics as important players in the development and redevelopment of the so-called periphery. This publication poses the question: How plausible and effective are these ventures?

Jahresring 65 is specific to Fogo Island, an island of approximately 2,500 inhabitants located off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A centuries-old cod-fishing settlement, the community’s livelihood was almost devastated in the mid-twentieth century due to industrial overfishing. The island is now experiencing profound social, economic, and cultural transformation, due in part to a recent series of art, social, business, and asset-based community development initiatives. Now, Fogo Island stands as an example of the potential (but also the contradictions) of contemporary alliances between art, design, and social entrepreneurship.

The English edition includes artist contributions by Abbas Akhavan, Assemble, Brenda Draney, Ieva Epnere, Leon Kahane, Zac Langdon-Pole, and Kate Newby, all of whom have first-hand experience of Fogo Island as FIA artists-in-residence or as visiting researchers.