Accion Fruta Urbana / Urban Fruit Action Tijuana, outdoor public installation, 2010
Our Urban Fruit Actions differ from Fruit Tree Adoptions in being more hands-on. They are direct, cooperative plantings of fruit trees in an urban neighborhood. An ongoing project, they were first initiated in Tijuana, Mexico and Madrid, Spain. Each Urban Fruit Action is site-specific, designed to address the neighborhood that it occupies, and intended to transform the function of the place. Tijuana’s trees are located in 55-gallon barrels to facilitate their mobility in the rapidly transforming border neighborhood of Colonia Federal. The barrels were designed by Peruvian artist Giacomo Castagnola with the colors of the Mexican and United State’s flags.