Missile Launcher Grows Weeds

#55. Missile Launcher Grows Weeds

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A reusable seed-bomb dispersal system, the N55 PROTEST Rocket can carry a 2-kilogram payload to an altitude of over 5 kilometres. The rocket is designed to carry “Superweed” seeds: mixtures of ordinary and genetically modified weed plants for cross-pollination, to produce resistance to current herbicides. With the PROTEST rocket, individuals can affect change over a large area, even an entire city.Emerging out of an exhibition space and urban laboratory at Nørre Farimagsgade 55, Copenhagen, the Danish collective N55 tries to rebuild the city from within. From 2000 to 2004, the group was based in a space lattice building that could be broken down and stored under a sofa.



Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, 2005

Tools: Steel, fibreglass, copper, tube, propellant, seed bombs, bicycle launcher