After almost two years of development, the Flight Path project has launched!
Produced by The Common Acre with support from the Port of Seattle, the project will turn scrub land into pollinator habitat, and transform a corner of the airport concourse into a sparkling art and education exhibit.
The project has three phases: First, we will install and manage honey bee hives at Sea-Tac airport as part of the Port's conservation program. Second (fall of 2013) we will hold Art+Science salons and other events around King County to help engage the public. Finally, we will use footage from the hives, other site data, and visual art from the region's best artists to create an exhibit inside the terminal, which will be unveiled in January 2014 and stay up for a year.
This is a multi-year project with potentially long-lasting, even revolutionary results. Imagine if every airport in the nation used their surrounding lands as pollinator habitat and a seed farm? Even in the midst of the global transportation network, we'd build support for local food systems. And by engaging artists and other creative thinkers, we'll be able to reflect and project a vision that can work for the planet.
You can get on board right now — support the program via Kickstarter, and stay tuned as the project unfolds!