Laura Sayers editorial piece for the Edinburgh Futures Institute

Laura Sayers was commissioned to make an editorial illustration for the Edinburgh Futures Institute @edinburghuniversity as part of their conference and series of articles looking into the concept of Smart Spaces - improving places and the built environment by emphasising community and utilising new technology.

‘I had the pleasure of illustrating an article written by Dr Jo Morrison on enhancing farms with technology to amplify them as vibrant places of sanctuary and community, so, inspired by her mention of the @windmill_hill_city_farm in Bristol and carrot cake, this is what I came up with.’

There’s a short account from Laura herself, where she explains her thought processes; on figuring out what to include in the illustration.  Here’s a teaser…

‘I realised that when I think of the word ‘farm’ the image in my head is incredibly dated. More on the Old McDonald side of things than the spirited place of sanctuary that Jo describes. Joining the dots; if my city dweller view is a common one, possibly proven by the lack of visitors at the museum that day, then there is a definite need for these spaces to be updated. I came round to the idea that technology is at hand to creatively enhance the resources and experiences the humble farm is built upon.’

You can find the article here. 
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