French designer Mathieu Lehanneur (featured in the recent Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit) has taken the locavore concept to a practical level with his Local River exhibit at Artists Space in Manhattan.
The concept is a small aquarium stocked with freshwater fish that feeds off a small vegetable patch. The plants extract nutrients and purifies the water for the fish; similar techniques are used on farm-raised Tilapia with lettuce planted on trays on the pond surfaces.
The exhibit is a collaboration with curator Anthony van den Bossche of Duende Studio.
Through 21 June 2008
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