Beneath the Pavement: A Garden
Beneath the Pavement: A Garden is a project that considers biological forms in relation to political and social systems. It looks at the potential of a small plot of land on the Loughborough University campus to tell social and political stories, deconstructing systems, planting them and watching them grow.
We often inform our economics, architecture, political structures and artwork with systems of nature. What happens if we re-impose these interpretations back onto nature or have them assume roles based on interpretations of these systems?
Beginning the project, a three day workshop in May 2010 offered participants the opportunity to collectively debate, design and create edible landscapes based on political systems. With contributions from a diverse range of artists, academics and environmentalists, these discussions informed how the plot has started to develop.
The book, Beneath the Pavement: A Garden, is a brief documentation of the Loughborough Plots and a collection of essays, projects and proposals that provide a range of perspectives on the inherent complexities of the social and political organization of space.
Amy Franceschini as Futurefarmers.
Commissioned by Radar, Loughborough University, UK.