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Josef Tecumseh Stitts

http://joseftecumsehstitts.net

Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
For Josef, art is an adventure where he wanders towards the wonder. Once present, his process centres on upholding the sacred Wild by using existing found materials to translate a site specific notion into a mixed media sculpture. These ephemeral works are as much a spiritual practice, as they are an artwork. He creates monuments to echo that place of awe. Where greatness for him, comes from the freedom to be wild. In the immortal words of Henry Davis Thoreau,”All Good things are Wild and Free.”

Urban Homesteading


Reclaiming your right to FOOD, LAND, & HOME.

Urban Homesteading


Reclaiming your right to FOOD, LAND, & HOME.
Citizens of the world deserve the right to reclaim the derelict by urban farming and homesteading.

In the face of global economic uncertainty, the rights of land ownership face unprecedented pitfalls. Urban homesteading as a means to own land through urban farming offers us an option in salvaging the derelict parts of the city.

Urban Farming is in its infancy in cities like San Francisco. Yet people have the option to turn plots of land into farmland. Simultaneously people are realizing tiny homes are a viable option for home ownership. In combining the practice of Urban Farming with the legal implications of Homesteading, people could use the power of eminent domain & local government to reclaim the derelict plots of a city and turn them into homes.

In practice, Urban Homesteading would have volunteers farm multiple sections of a derelict plot. After 5 years, they would own the land & have the right to build a tiny home. With the help of Architects along with citizens, city planners, and legislators the Urban Homestead would take the derelict, and turn it into food and homes.


Urban Homesteading


Reclaiming your right to FOOD, LAND, & HOME.

Urban Homesteading


Reclaiming your right to FOOD, LAND, & HOME.
Citizens of the world deserve the right to reclaim the derelict by urban farming and homesteading.

In the face of global economic uncertainty, the rights of land ownership face unprecedented pitfalls. Urban homesteading as a means to own land through urban farming offers us an option in salvaging the derelict parts of the city.

Urban Farming is in its infancy in cities like San Francisco. Yet people have the option to turn plots of land into farmland. Simultaneously people are realizing tiny homes are a viable option for home ownership. In combining the practice of Urban Farming with the legal implications of Homesteading, people could use the power of eminent domain & local government to reclaim the derelict plots of a city and turn them into homes.

In practice, Urban Homesteading would have volunteers farm multiple sections of a derelict plot. After 5 years, they would own the land & have the right to build a tiny home. With the help of Architects along with citizens, city planners, and legislators the Urban Homestead would take the derelict, and turn it into food and homes.



Idea by

Josef Tecumseh Stitts
Abbeyhill
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
For Josef, art is an adventure where he wanders towards the wonder. Once present, his process centres on upholding the sacred Wild by using existing found materials to translate a site specific notion into a mixed media sculpture. These ephemeral works are as much a spiritual practice, as they are an artwork. He creates monuments to echo that place of awe. Where greatness for him, comes from the freedom to be wild. In the immortal words of Henry Davis Thoreau,”All Good things are Wild and Free.”