Kristiāna Marija Sproģe

Polycultures

Polycultures is a designer’s decomposition of a stereotypical visual representation of nature in global capitalist culture that often takes the form of a fragile, sunny, blue-skied, green grass meadow landscape. Kristiāna Marija Sproģe traces these images to the practice of monoculture farming in industrialized agriculture. By appropriating default design tools as planting machinery and common visual elements used for efficient production of ‘design monocultures’, Kristiāna's work manifests and stimulates the growth of new visual landscapes, accenting the designer's role and accountability in shaping the collective understanding of the environment.