Joss Allen

Joss Allen can be found at the edges of the garden, amongst the weeds and compost heaps. He is a gardener and cultural worker interested in exploring how creative practices can shape community economies and ecological ways of being in playful, radical, responsive and meaningful ways. Adopting a curatorial and socially-engaged art practice with an emphasis on engendering collaborations across disciplines, education, storytelling and community-building. His work has been influenced by his time as a support worker for adults with autism, a labourer on an organic farm and a refuse collector, among others. He recently co-ordinated a three-year community food growing project, Town is the Garden (2017–20), with Deveron Projects, Huntly, Scotland. Joss currently lives in Helsinki, Finland, and is pursuing a PhD research project on seed saving and story.

Joss Allen at allotment