daily dose of pure!

05/04/2010

hey guys, hope all is lovely in your worlds.  everything is ‘purefect’ here!  as there are simply way too many amazing things happening in the world, we decided to kick it up a notch and begin to send out a ‘daily dose of pure.’  still working on a running name for these daily updates, so feel free to chime in with your comments and feedback.  and if an email of ‘pure’ each day is too much, please feel free to unsubscribe or adjust your subscription to weekly updates.  we will also be launching a bi-weekly stream of interviews with founders of different ‘pure projects,’ but more on that soon.  for now, enjoy today’s daily dose…

Figment Project, the largest free participatory art event in the world: new 6 minute video documentary

5 Year Plan project update:  the books are being woven!

In these times, everyone needs a 5-year plan.
In this era of awakening and change we see that we can be greater than the sum of our parts.
•    5 Year Plan was conceived in honor of Mahatma Gandhi, in response to the need for creative, unconventional solutions to the problems facing the world today.
•    5 Year Plan is an international project that brings artists, craftspeople and collectors together to benefit Doctors Without Borders (MSF), a relief organization that provides lifesaving medical care around the world.
•    5 Year Plan activates the power of individuals to become the change they seek by joining the creativity of artists, the courage of MSF workers, and the support of art lovers into a sustainable social architecture where everyone wins.
•    5 Year Plan is a collection of 32 screen-printed artworks by 32 contemporary artists. Contributors include Yoko Ono, Francesco Clemente, Donald Baechler, Chris Martin and Julie Doucet, as well as underknown artists such as Tamara Gonzales, Tim Wehrle, and Pushpa Kumari. The artworks are printed on khadi cloth and bound into a limited edition of cloth books.
•    5 Year Plan celebrates and supports an imperiled way of life. The books are handmade at every step by local weavers, printers, and bookbinders in India.

The cloth for the books is produced by Gandhi Ashram Collectives, which help millions of rural villagers survive by sustaining local industries and agriculture.

5YP will be published in Jaipur in an edition of 500 copies. 65 copies will be signed by all the artists; each signed copy will have hand-embroidered covers produced by the Indian clothing designer Alpana Bawa. All profits from sales of 5 Year Plan go to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and to fund the next 5YP benefit project. This first 5YP project can raise $40,000 for MSF.
5 Year Plan is love in action.

Visit www.5yearplan.org for more information.

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