Plants are giving us great joy and decorate our houses in many ways. But what do we know about them? Where were they “born”, where did they originate from? How is the situation in their natural habitats? They are usually the weakest living thing in our households as they cannot raise their voices and demand our attention, our love, our feeding. During our event we would like to collect the stories that you can tell about them and give them a past, a present and a future. Bring a potted plant from your home that you would like to talk about. This can be a dear plant or a less-loved plant. But a plant that you have something to say about. The plant comes out of the hidden spaces of a home, can finally show its beauty in a different environment and can be collectively appreciated. The stories that you can tell about your particular plant will be collected. If you would be interested in presenting your plant please email firstname.lastname@example.org or just come on the day. Plant Stories is devised by Sonya Schönberger, the current Goethe Institut artist in residence at LUX who is exploring plant ecologies as part of a project inspired by the work of the poet Andrew Marvell who lived in Waterlow Park.
Date: Sunday 16 June
Venue: LUX, Waterlow Park