Into the Garden
Speakers Alice Rawsthorn and Libby Sellers explored the intersections of design, architecture, and botanical practices, delving into glass replicas, floristry as a form of social design, national identity through flowers and rewilding projects.
Speakers Daisy Ginsberg and Natalia Grabowska looked into specific interspecies alliances at the Kew Gardens, and later connected these observations to Ginsberg’s ongoing work on pollinators.
Speakers Sissel Tolaas and Dan Thawley looked into smell and senses involved in the ‘Japanese, French and British style’ gardens of the museum. The conversation later focused on the use of genetic engineering to resurrect the smell of the extinct Hibiscadelphus Wilderianus flower.
Day 1 and Day 2:
Speakers Sissel Tolaas and Ikko Yokoyama explored smells and senses involved in the rose and dahlia gardens at Jindai. The conversation later focused on the use of genetic engineering to resurrect the smell of the extinct Hibiscadelphus Wilderianus flower.
New York, New York Botanical Garden
Speakers Andrés Jaque and Felix Burrichter investigated transgender plant species, including the Botanical Garden’s collection of Victoria Amazonicas and explored wardian cases as a lens to understand the environmental and socio-economic complexities associated with global plant transportation. The conversation later focused on the work of Jaque in mobilizing architecture as an ecology of systems, alliances and connection between transcalar species.
Speakers Formafantasma and Felix Burrichter examined flowers as design tools, discussing some of the recent works of the studio such as framing the roses in Sub Rosa (2022) or archiving as a process of intellectual self pollination in Archivio Massimo (2023).