Alexandra Baumgartner

Le champ de blé planétaire
The planetary wheat field
2022 – 2024
Getting physically and metaphorically “in touch” with wheat Le champ de blé planétaire1 establishes a space to grow, learn and exchange with the most widely consumed grain. Situated in a public park named La Faraz, the collaborative project integrates an assemblage of peculiar interests; school children, dog walkers, curious neighbors, gardeners and artists will share the space with the wheat plants during nine months. The surrounding community of La Faraz in the city of La Tour-de-Peilz is invited to partake in various activities on the 100 m2 wheat field such as plowing, sowing, harvesting, and bread-making. A special educational mediation program has been created in collaboration with the primary schools of La Tour-de-Peilz.

Le champ de blé planétaire builds on the sensorial and aesthetic experience of growing one’s wheat fostering a spirit of cross-pollination and opening the possibility of a different way of doing things.

︎︎︎ 1   Le champ de blé planétaire is a collaboration of Alexandra Baumgartner with the transdisciplinary platform foodculture days and the primary schools of La Tour-de-PeilzThe project is part of the program of the 2023 foodculture days biennale and integrated in the platform’s perennial projects on the territory (2022-2024). Le champ de blé planétaire is located at La Faraz, 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland.

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