shore.oo
Végétable
. comme un imaginaire
. métropole du Grand Nancy
. 4, 5 and 6th october 2019

[ themes ]

. pedagogic installation
. vegetables growing calendar

[ customer ]

Grand Nancy Metropole

[ collaboration ]

with the association of urban agroecology Racines carrées

[ context ]

As part of the public event “Comme un imaginaire” focusing on ecological, energetic and digital transitions, the Grand Nancy Metropole invited us to produce a participative design installation in collaboration withRacines carrées on vegetable garden and market gardening in urban environment. .

Vegetable is a pedagogic installation which has for goal to increase the awareness to vegetables seasonality and growing timetables.

The installation consists of a long table, eight planting boxes and eight series of illustrated plates; each serie corresponding to a vegetable’s variety and each plate to a growth stage of this same variety. The participants are invited to choose a vegetable and find the plates related to. Once all the plates are gathered, they can start stacking them, from the seed to the edible vegetable. They have to pay attention, according to given documents, to the start of cultivation date and culturation duration (by including time-cubes symbolizing two weeks) but also to essential gardening gestures, water needs and climatic conditions. At the end of the game, all the stacks and their various heights (short for tomatoes, especially high for leek…) can be read as a vertical growth calendar.

This installation can be reactivated by Racines carrées in other contexts.

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shore.oo
Végétable
. comme un imaginaire
. métropole du Grand Nancy
. 4, 5 et 6 octobre 2019
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[ themes ]

. pedagogic installation
. growing vegetables calendar

[ customer ]

Métropole du Grand Nancy

[ collaboration ]

with the association of urban agroecology Racines carrées

[ context ]

As part of the public event “Comme un imaginaire” focusing on ecological, energetic and digital transitions, the Grand Nancy Metropole invited us to produce a participative design installation in collaboration with Racines carrées on vegetable garden and market gardening in urban environment. The installation has to be conceived having in mind that the association can reactivate it in other contexts, increasing awareness to vegetables seasonality and their growing timetables.

The installation consists of a long table, eight planting boxes and eight series of illustrated plates; each serie corresponding to a vegetable’s variety and each plate to a growth stage of this same variety. The participants are invited to choose a vegetable and find the plates related to. Once all the plates are gathered, they can start stacking them, from the seed to the edible vegetable. They have to pay attention, according to given documents, to the start of cultivation date and culturation duration (by including time-cubes symbolizing two weeks) but also to essential gardening gestures, water needs and climatic conditions. At the end of the game, all the stacks and their various heights (short for tomatoes, especially high for leek…) can be read as a vertical growth calendar.

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