January 09, 2011

Green Art.

(re)designing nature
Lois Weinberger Mobile Landscape

The need for environmental-friendly and sustainable buildings more and more creates a desire for greenery in urban areas. In cities with few parks and green space citizen increasingly try to "renaturalize" the public space - often by unconventional means. The possibilities reach e.g. from "urban agriculture" to "guerilla gardening" - whereas latter can be regarded as a protest against desolated urban quarters and their municipality.

The exhibition (re)designing nature at the Künstlerhaus Vienna presents next to well known landscape architects like West 8 also art work at the intersection of gardening and street art. Contemporary artists, architects and landscape designers present alternative uses of urban wastelands and former industrial areas, and design parasite gardens in the middle of cities.

(re)designing nature
Tomas Saraceno, Seasonable Urbansim

(re)designing nature
Reiner Maria Matysik, Brache 2010

(re)designing nature
N55, City Farming Plant Modules