The Planty Atlas of UTS - Walk #1

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Join us on a plant inspired walk in the UTS precinct with Mapping Edges

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If you love plants and are interested in the greening of urban spaces then join us on this walk, the first in a series of walks in the precinct!

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This series of walks forms part of the UTS Library 2019 Creative in Residence project by Alexandra Crosby and Ilaria Vanni, from the research studio Mapping Edges.

The Planty Atlas of UTS is a socially engaged creative project consisting of a live plant installation alongside a multidisciplinary bookshelf on selected plants, a seed balls workshop and three mapping walks around the UTS precinct. In preparation for the Library’s move to UTS Central in November, our residents are growing plants onsite, to then green our new spaces in Building 2. The mapping walks aim to create new, plant inspired pathways around the precinct and produce mapping counterpoints that yield different and relational understandings of everyday places around the library buildings. The Planty Atlas of UTS asks: how does our understanding of cultural, environmental and social histories and futures of place change if we let ourselves be guided by plants?

The Walks

Walk #1 Observation, involves different forms of sensing and note taking such as writing, photographs, drawings, and maps generated through commonly used apps. This first walk helps us understand the landscape and its micro ecosystems.

Walk #2 Interaction, reconfigures the circulation of seeds made in a seed ball workshop and during the walk we ‘seed bomb’ the edges of streets and green spaces on campus.

Walk #3 Accept feedback, retraces our steps to document (through photography, notetaking and drawing) the evolution, or disappearance, success or failure of the seeds we scattered.

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Haymarket, NSW 2000

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