Theater of Vegetal Appreciation

cartographying a suburban garden

Theater of Vegetal Appreciation* is an experimental hybrid publication on paper and online that is part of the “Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance” project.
It is based on the contributions —notebooks sketches and writings—, podcasts, photographs and exchanges produced by the participants to the workshop “Cartography of a Garden” that took place in the near suburb of Paris on September 30th and October 1st 2021, cut, reassembled and wowen together in the nine following stories.

Vegetal and Some Other Creatures

Non Vegetal Creatures, Non Human Animals

Ground, Path and Soil

Non Vegetal Creatures, Human Animals

The Sun’s Path

Tales from a Suburban Garden

In the Intimacy of a Private Suburban Garden

Roots or Seeds

A Plastic Gymnosperm!

Credits & Captions

General concept and editor: Annick Bureaud
Paper publication concept and realisation: Etienne Mineur
Professional photographer to the workshop: Quentin Chevrier
Card deck graphic designer: Perrine Serre
Podcasts sound designer: Jean-Yves Leloup

*Title borrowed from Laura Cinti’s contribution

Contribution material from:
Karine Bonneval (Bo), Annick Bureaud (Bu), Lucie Campagnolo (Ca), Quentin Chevrier (Ch), Laura Cinti (Ci), Kim Doan Quoc (Qu), Eva Figueras Ferrer (Fi), Teresa Garnatje Roca (Ga), Lauranne Germond (Ge), Tatiana Kourochkina (Ko), Loïc Le Noan (Len), Kristina Maurer (Ma), Marit Mihklepp (Mi), Sophie Nadot (Na), Cyrille Prestianni (Pr), Mar Redondo Arolas (Re), Meredith Root-Bernstein (Ro), Marc-André Selosse (Se), Perrine Serre (Se), Jean-Luc Soret (So), Anaïs Tondeur (To), Joan Vallès Xirau (Va).

Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is an international cooperation project between Ars Electronica (AT), Leonardo/Olats (FR), University of Barcelona (ES) and Quo Artis (ES) as lead partner. It is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Leonardo/Olats has the support of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.

Quo Artis (SP lead partner), Ars Electronica (AT), Leonardo/Olats (FR), University of Barcelona (ES).

Project developed with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.