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    The flight of seeds

    Polgovsky Ezcurra, Mara (2020) The flight of seeds. In: Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. (eds.) The Botanical City. Berlin, Germany: JOVIS, pp. 122-130. ISBN 9783868595192.

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    Book synopsis: Roadside "weeds" and other routinely overlooked aspects to urban nature provide a fascinating glimpse into complex global ecologies and new cultures of nature emerging across the world. This unique collection of essays explores the botanical dimensions of urban space, ranging from scientific efforts to understand the distinctive dynamics of urban flora to the way spontaneous vegetation has inspired artists and writers. The book comprises five thematic sections: "Histories and taxonomies," "Botanizing the asphalt," "The art of urban flora," "Experiments in non-design," and "Cartographic imaginations". The essays explore developments in Berlin, London, Lahore, Tokyo, and many other cities, as well as more philosophical reflections on the meaning of urban nature under the putative shift to the Anthropocene.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Urban nature, Maria Thereza Alves, history of seeds, ecological art
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 18:00
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:06

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