Guerrilla Grafters: Undoing Capitalist Civilization One Branch at a Time

The Guerrilla Grafters graft fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing, ornamental fruit trees. Over time, delicious, nutritious fruit is made available to urban residents through these grafts. We aim to prove that a culture of care can be cultivated from the ground up. We aim to turn city streets into food forests, and unravel capitalist civilization one branch at a time.

The Guerrilla Grafters introduce a simple rehearsed gesture: a graft. This gesture is so demonstrative that it also generates invisible theater as described by Augusto Boal, and social sculpture as described by Joseph Beuys. We are in the process of developing an online map but in San Francisco, where city agencies denounce such generative acts of resiliency and sweetness, what kinds of information about these branches will ensure that they bear fruit?

Guerrrilla Grafters
Lunch, "Grafting the Sterile Tree," A soliticed essay for Vol 13: Mischief.
99% Invisible, July 30, 2019. "He’s Still Neutral." Podcast.
"Wedge Grafting Techniques & The Politics of Graft" Rahma Food Forest, Syracuse, NY.
"Guerrilla Grafting" Radical Gardeners NYC, Brooklyn, NY.
Guerrilla Grafters. 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial. São Paolo, Brazil.
"Natural Resistance with the Guerrilla Grafters" International Symposium on Electronic Art. Manizales, Colombia. Catalog.
Guerrilla Grafters. "100 Days of Resistance." Southern Exposure Gallery. San Francscio, CA.
Web Urbanist. “Hack Your City: Guerrilla Grafters’ Manual for Making Ornamental Trees Edible.” By S.A. Rogers.
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Guerrilla Grafters. «WILD», SAFI (Maison & Objet). Paris, France.
Guerrilla Grafters. “From Sterility to Fruit.” TEDx San Jose. San Jose, CY.
Guerilla Grafters. Spontaneous Interventions. Catalog.
Guerilla Grafters. Spontaneous Interventions, Venice Biennale. Catalog.
Guerrilla Grafters. Digital Arts & New Media, Museum of Art History, Santa Cruz, California.
Guerrilla Grafters. Summer of Smart Hackathon, Gray Area Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California. Audience choice.