The team responsible for Not a Cornfield continued to work together from the warehouse space across the street from the LASHP on the edge of the LA River. Farmlab’s signature projects involved properties in downtown Los Angeles on often mismanaged by political agencies or poorly effected by real estate market forces.
Two thousand public salons were hosted by Farmlab during it’s three year history. The conversations examined land use, politics, activism, environmental crisis, food equity, biological remediation of social and physical brownfields, or places not capable of supporting life.
Farmlab was a collective studio practice. The process of any given transformation—the means to a new end—was central to Farmlab’s inquiries. Actions were made by a non-hierarchical studio consensus. The practice produced a large archive of objects, and video’s from our performative actions can be seen on the Metabolic Studio’s YouTube Channel.