Roots & Seeds presents the Guidelines for an Emotional Cartography of a Garden, a transdisciplinary, multisensorial tool for reimagining our relationship with Botany.
Imagine that you can never leave where you are standing. Imagine that you can see without eyes, listen without ears, speak, and scream without a mouth. Imagine that your brain dwells underground. Imagine that your mind is not one but thousands.
The Guidelines for an Emotional Cartography of a Garden are being presented in Bologna, Treviso, Koper and Barcelona.
Roots & Seeds' goal of developing and emotional connection for sustainable organizing and living comes to life in an interactive, transdisciplinary tool that reimagines our relationship with botany. Through a series of activities that take its audience on a journey through time and space, this collaborative tool is designed to show us what a posthuman, emotional connection to plants looks like.
Based on Gilles Deleuze's dérive, this tool proposes two different activities. On the first one, groups are encouraged to begin an "instrospection discovery" and find one or two plants in the garden, park or forest and draw them. The plants need to be chosen based on the feeling, memory, or association they evoke, allowing the audience to go back in time and find plants that were once relevant in their lives.
The second activity takes the audience in a series of delirious points of view, that will either take them underground, allow them to become insects or discover the intricate way plants think.
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AN EMOTIONAL CARTOGRAPHY OF A GARDEN
IS A TOOL