nudge the soil is a resource created by Growing Teeth, a research group of US-based cultural workers for alternative/non-monetary retirement planning.

We explore health in the built environment, aging, and planning for old age, interviewing six architects, organizers, permaculture practitioners, and artists experimenting with cooperative structures and collective care: Aki Ishida, Caroline Woolard, Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski, Kestrel Alexander, and Mike Strode. We reimagine and remember how we care for one another now and as we age.

The resulting publication is an open-ended inquiry—a poetic amalgamation of thoughts spurred by conversations about the solidarity economy and intergenerational care work. What does a poetic translation of research findings do? It centers affect, play, idiosyncrasy, and subjectivity, while not reducing our conversations to a series of conclusive “findings”.

nudge the soil exists in print as a risograph single-sheet booklet. Please reach out if you’d like to receive a copy. A digital guide to the publication is available here.