Contributor Bios

Carmen Bouyer

Carmen Bouyer is a French artist and environmental designer whose work explores the possibilities of engaging in a fundamental and sensuous dialogue with the nurturing natural world, which animates us and our surroundings in the urban landscape. She depicts and implements spontaneous urban food production, free gathering and environmental stewardship in open fields and urban farms in France, Turkey, Japan and America. She obtained her MA in Design at L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, which included a year in environmental studies at Parsons The New School for Design, NY. She presented her work in various venues including Salone Satellite (Milan); The Halka Art Center (Istanbul); The Maquis Projects Gallery and Port Izmir 3 Triennale (Izmir); Park in Progress and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris). From June to December 2015 she was an artist-in-residency at Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, NY where she worked on implementing CSA, a resilient food access system inside the art center working with Red Hook Community Farm. She created collaborative experiences through roundtables, classes, workshops and installations, fostering harmonious relationships between the local residents and their natural surroundings.