Once a staple of the Ukrainian landscape, Carpathian water buffalo populations in southern Europe dwindled over the last century. In this final instalment of our second season of audio shorts, Kitty Horlick tracks down Michel Jacobi - a self-sustaining farmer coaxing the species back to life - to find out more about his extraordinary vision.
In his Modern Nature diaries, filmmaker and writer Derek Jarman recorded his cultivation of a garden at a desolate, shingle beach at Dungeness, on the UK’s South Coast. When the garden was threatened by private development in 2020, Alexander Harris turned to Jarman’s works, and found a polymath guerrilla gardener who challenged a traditional treatment of England’s ecology, championing ‘deliberate living’ in the face of climate inertia.
Forensic Architecture’s Imani Jacqueline Brown has been researching the health impacts of the tear gas used in the US against Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020. She traces these toxic chemicals back to the factories in which they’re created, and finds pollution and racism intertwined at every step.