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Soil Specs / Ezra Antonio Campelli and Vanessa DeFerrari

Soil Specs / Ezra Antonio Campelli and Vanessa DeFerrari

(USA) Installation project


Soil Specs is a series of stickers and QR codes pasted around various neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn. Designed in collaboration with Vanessa DeFerrari, these tiny, bold images are a simple means to disperse information regarding food waste collection and urban composting. The stickers are focused in areas that currently have diminished access to convenient composting resources, in particular Cypress Hills in Brooklyn and Fresh Pond in Queens. Positioned along intersections, bus stops, and subway stations, the QR codes bring you to a linktree with FAQ’s regarding what to compost, information on the closest food scrap drop-off sites, and DIY backyard composting.


Action: Learn more about how you can reduce your waste by composting


Bio: Vanessa DeFerrari supports food waste diversion through composting. Besides finishing up her last semester at Hunter College where she studies the physical and environmental sciences of Geography, she is also apart of a community group called the Compost Collective. There, she acts as Volunteer Coordinator and her favorite part of this role is teaching young kids about composting in the most engaging way. Most of her time is spent working at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, but when she is not there she's either reading, playing with magic, surfing, or doing martial arts.


Ezra Moth is an interdisciplinary artist who devises ecological interventions and speculative futures. Dystopian and pseudo-scientific, these installations engage with queer identity and the Anthropocene as a means to reimagine the self-imposed binary between human culture and the environment. While seeking resolutions to the imminent problems of climate change and trans/non-binary oppression, each project is approached with a sense of rewilding, re-queering, and reassessing humankind’s relationship to this planet and its manifold organisms. Often taking the form of sustainable agricultural systems, performances, or storytelling, their intention is to propose radical alternatives regarding climate justice.

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