An online Reading and Discussion of eteam’s Creative Capital Project, Grabeland
eteam’s novel and Creative Capital Project, Grabeland is the result of a ten-year engagement with an allotment garden in the East-German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. When the two members of eteam, Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger, bought the land, it comprised eight garden parcels without access to water, which made it hard for gardeners to grow vegetables reliably. The ensuing collective search for water—metaphorically, the idea of opening a source or updating an old operating system with new software—turned the landlocked gardens into a cruise ship with which eteam and the gardeners sailed to the United States, followed by a horse-drawn wagon tour through East Germany’s living fascination with America’s history of the Wild West.
eteam will read selections from their book, and follow with a discussion with Dani and Sheilah Restack. This is an online event through Zoom. RSVP to receive information about how to participate.