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
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
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.