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SketchUp Handcart

UHC worked with Google’s SketchUp programme to design and render a new agricultural vehicle for use in urban gardening environments and guerrilla gardening projects on Google Earth.

The design was based on descriptions and images of contemporary communal farming equipment, specifically on a cart used by Californian Schools’ city farm projects.

The piece had an eye on the Middle Ages and a Britain pre-enclosure, our agrarian past and collective farming. It was partly inspired by an interest in the enclosures, Levellers and in particular the ‘True Leveller’, Gerrard Winstanley. Predominantly it was an experiment in tactically infiltrating the 3D Warehouse / Google Earth project for gentle radical environmental activism; ensuring the virtual representation of our world contains subversive toys which promote sustainability, radical agriculture and guerrilla gardening.