rus en urbe · research

Year: 2022

rus en urbe

Garden in the City

Artist statement

Our domestic landscapes bear witness to the scars of European settlement, land-clearing practices, development, localised gardening movements and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.

A viewer approaches a plinth containing a keypad and a receipt printer. They enter their postcode on the keypad and receive a printed receipt depicting plant species that have been spotted in the specified location and predictions for future plant growth in an increasingly warmer climate.

The receipt represents the throw-away nature of current societal trends, but its contents represent a step towards the regeneration of the urban environment.


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