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30 Days in the Garden/ 15 Days on Mars


Crap is Good publications, 2013. 250 copies, 84 pages, 210 x 297 mm. 18,-€. ISBN: 978-3-00-040965-3

Valentina Karga shares her diaries from her adventures in search of self-sufficiency:What does an urban garden in a European metropolis have to do with a Mars simulation base in the desert in the USA? The two stories recounted in this book unfold in antipodal places and contexts. They have, however, something in common.

Self-sufficiency is a field of various interests, from individuals or small communities wanting to be autonomous for economical, ecological or political motives to the military and its desire to conquer new extra-terrestrial territories.

Both projects and the publication are supported by the Graduate School (Universität der Künste Berlin) and the Einstein Stiftung.