Lina Giraldo and Eliana Blaine have recently come together to collaborate in the HUB | Farm project with the aim of bringing environmental, social, and economic issues to light, and with the aim of highlighting and generating new viable alternatives. We want to incorporate documentation of people and projects that are employing tools towards sustainability, social justice, urban revitalization, reuse, and improved resource use in farming and urban agriculture.
Lina Maria Giraldo is a Boston based Media Artist who holds a Master of Professional Studies on Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she was the recipient of both the Paulette Godard and the Tisch School Scholarships. She was awarded the Tsongas Scholarship at Mass College of Art, where she majored in Studio of interrelated Media (SIM) with Departmental Honors and Academic Distinction. Her work has been displayed in galleries and shows as well as public spaces throughout Boston, New York and Colombia. She has been highlighted in different news sources notably The Boston Globe, ABC news and WBGH. Lina was selected to be part of the John F. Kennedy Legacy Gallery in the category of the Arts and has received grants from the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and the St Botolph Foundation. Recently she produced and was videographer for the interviews of several personalities among them Stephen King, Harry Belafonte, Madeleine Albright and Nancy Pelosi.
Eliana Blaine works in resource management, and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College. She is interested in taking creative approaches to rethinking waste and waste management. Eliana is interested in challenging the common ideology that waste is composed of materials that no longer have value. She has done projects ranging from working with informal recyclers in Nicaragua to create a recycling cooperative to creating a public installation with recycled water bottles with acclaimed artist Willie Cole. Currently working with Save That Stuff, Inc. in the field of recycling and zero waste, Eliana sees great opportunity to address food security in Boston creatively.