Britta Riley designs and builds urban farms and other participatory artworks that explore the city.
Britta Riley is an artist and technologist who makes crowdsourced R&D solutions for environmental issues. Her company, Windowfarms.org was named one of the top 100 businesses to watch in 2010 by Entrepreneur Magazine. Windowfarms makes vertical hydroponic platforms for growing food in city windows, designed in conjunction with a online citizen science web platform for with over 16,000 community members worldwide.
“Join us in rediscovering the value of citizens united, and to declare that we are all still pioneers.”
“Maybe we just need to ditch the term ‘consumer’ and get behind the people who are doing stuff.”
“There are days when I palpably feel how much I rely on other people for pretty much everything in my life.”
“What we’re doing is what NASA or a large corporation would call R&D, or research and development. But what we call it is R&D-I-Y, or research and develop it yourself.”