Aquaponics Maintenance & Design / Agricultural Design
I am a Masters student of Ecology and Evolution at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. I have previously studied Ecology and Environmental Biology at the University of Leeds.
I am particularly passionate about sustainable agriculture which is why I work with aquaponics - an innovation which solves many (sustainability-related) problems associated with conventional soil-based agriculture.
Therefore my primary role at Mediamatic is to maintain and improve the aquaponics system; finding the best ways to produce fresh food for the eatery. However I am also tasked with designing the external garden; finding the balance between food production and an aesthetically-pleasing display.
Other tasks have so far included the implementation of Bokashi bins (efficient fermentation units for organic waste); correspondence with Diana Scherer to organise her upcoming exhibition Spectrum Plants; organising plant box contents and design for the Raising Doubts exhibition; construction of the site for the upcoming Aroma Lab exhibition.
- Sam Humes