THE GARDEN is composed by wild local plants from the city of Gent.
These plants were carefully researched on its abilities as phytoremediators by degrading a variety of polluting contaminates and heavy metals from the soil such as Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb, Mn.
more info on the plants: https://urbanactionclinic.org/phytoremediation-techniques/
During the open days visitors would be guided by artist and botanist Nathalie Hunter and have an insight on phytoremediation techniques and local plants which are remediating the soil and human body from pollution.
THE GARDEN CONSULTATION on ecology and activism in urban contexts.
Can we, alone, together make small changes? A simple moment of self-reflection and sharing thorough a dialogue which tries to demystify the error between knowing and feeling and between knowing and acting. An intimate dialogue that uses the voice of nature, as a primarily instinct to assure coexistence in the urban environments.
During the consultation visitors could share personal ecological concerns involving their body, home and neighborhood. In this appointment Lucia was offering environmental prescriptions with legal advises, restorative methodologies and creative activistic tools.
As an environmental prescription, together they were designing an action.
During 6 months a series of actions were conducted in close collaborations between Lucia and the participants who have taken their actions into practice.
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Concept, design and consultation: Maria lucia Cruz Correia
Plant research and garden: Nathalie Hunter
Photography by Michiel Devijver and Mark Pozlep