The Human-Nature talks program endeavours to explore the generative and often overlooked potential of unpurposed growth within the urban environment. Over the course of two weekends our speakers will explore perceptions of the gap between the built and non-built environments within the city.
SUN 18 MAY 2014
11.30AM – 3PM
11.30am / 6pm
artists in residence, explore human interactions with nature, weeds and the urban landscape.
11.30am / 1pm
Phytology, a local story Michael Smythe
), Margaret Cox
& Sarah Beydoun
(Teesdale & Hollybush Residents Association
) Introduction and tour of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve
and wider growing projects across the estate: orchards, allotments, ecological architecture, and discussion of the residents’ ambition to make the estate self-sufficient.
1pm / 2pm
Soup and salad served, from plants grown on the Phytology site.
2pm / 2.45pm
“Value in the Unremarkable” - Ken Greenway
(keeper ofTower Hamlets Cemetery Park
and Ackroyd Drive Green Local Nature Reserve) discusses the benefits of biodiverse urban ecosystems.
Commissioned by the Siobhan Davies Dance