Michiko Nitta

Michiko Nitta

Michiko Nitta

Michiko Nitta (JP/UK) developed the Extreme Green Guerrillas project.

Born and raised in Japan, Michiko Nitta studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, worked as a graphic designer before receiving an MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work spans multiple disciplines and mediums, from illustrations to animation, conceptual installations to sculptures.

Her latest project Extreme Green Guerrillas takes current ecological trends to the extreme:

I am proposing a community of people called Extreme Green Guerillas (E.G.G.).
They are a network of amateur self-sustaining people who have shortened their lifespan to sustain the ultimate green lifestyle. Whilst going to extreme lengths to protect the environment, they try to enjoy a decadent quality of life by utilizing urban waste and biosystem. This consists of embracing emerging technology to develop the ultimate green solution.

We are forced to face the reality on a daily basis that environmental damage is more advanced than experts predicted. As global warming becomes the top of almost every government’s agenda, recent trends have put pressure on world leaders to act immediately: for instance, forced recycling, "carbon-offsetting" and a 10-year campaign to make environmentally friendly living fashionable.

Are these efforts really improving the environment? Are these activities saving the Earth?  What is eco-friendly living? When we live in a period where the worst climate disaster is about to happen, how can we live the ultimate green lifestyle? 

Extreme Green Guerrillas: http://myportfolio.me.uk/EGGs.htm

on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bICUTVCWq6c

Michiko Nitta participated in the LIFE & ART 1: TransAgriculture event on December 19, 2008.

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