A project on urban gardening and urban greens in public space
City gardens and urban gardening are high in trend. As recent initiatives for community gardens and other activities (like i.e. the so called "guerilla gardening") can show, this new (or renewed) interest in gardening is not only motivated by individual desires, but strongly informed by ecological and social engagement as well.
With "(IN)VISIBLE GARDENS", we are taking a look at greens in urban space that are in a wider sense – and if you want so: rather figuratively – associated with the image of a "garden": greens that can be imagined, perceived and thus experienced as "gardens".
While the traditional forms and concepts of urban gardens – i.e. public and private gardens, allotment gardens, botanical gardens, parcs,, together with their background in cultural history – are providing the background and framework, the focus of the project is on those urban greens that are literally (in)visble: greens that are rather overlooked or settled at the borders of public perception, yet of influence for the individual and collective imagination, for the image of the "Green City" as well as for the "Urban Biotope" in whole.
What kind of (in)visible gardens can be found in in urban space?
Within this framework, we are a.o. working on possible typologies/taxonomies, as well as on the mapping and localization of (in)visible gardens.
Together with practice-oriented field research and garden monitoring also practical installments are part of the project.
From summer 2011 onwards, there will be also garden walks in Frankfurt.
Further information on activities and a documentation will follow (under construction).
(IN)VISIBLE GARDENS are connected to and within the Connected OpenGreens Network.
Related project site:
Context projects and background info:
Urban Biotopes – Main project info site at www.under-construction.cc
Bee Gardens – Basic info page at www.under-construction.cc
Connected Open Greens Frankfurt Rhein Main – Basic info site at www.under-construction.cc
Connected OpenGreens Network (based at okno.be)
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project: (IN)VISIBLE GARDENS
main project: (IN)VISIBLE CITY