SYNTHESIZING / DISTANCING - Isolation, Ecology and Democratic Space

Photosynthetic Landscapes

UMPRUM, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (CZ)

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Crop production is currently undergoing many changes. The current trend is to play for time: to meet the high requirements for the quality and quantity of production as quickly as possible and thus respond to the increased consumption of a fast-growing company. The technologization of the natural element is a phenomenon closely connected with the present time, and in addition to the increased efficiency of plant production, it is also negatively associated with the loss of the „natural“ at the expense of the „technological“.

What happens if these elements support each other? One of the ambitions of the Photosynthetic Landscapes project is to present the phenomenon of algae as photosynthetic organisms in the field of greenery loss in the urban environment and the associated increased CO2 production and its impact on the reduced quality of public space. The spaces of Keppler’s gardens and their flora in contrast to the technologically landed prototype of the Photosynthetic Landscapes prototype – a modular, organic system that pushes the boundaries of thinking about the penetration of nature and technology in the context of environmentally oriented spatial installation. The prototype will be a modification of the installation presented at the Landscape Festival 2020 in the courtyard of the Nevan Contempo Gallery.

Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Veronika Miškovičová, Anna Östlund, Vojtěch Kordovský, Adam Varga