MAKESHIFT: Seeding Communities

Eva Sajovic, artist/photographer interested in issues of community and identity, is currently working on a seed and plant exchange project across national boundaries. Plants and seeds are transplanted from one environment to another, in collaboration with individuals from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds.

Harvesting lettuce and making soup

Leonora from Community Synergic garden Rakitna (Slovenia) visited the Heygate estate and together with Sanna harvested some and replanted some of the lettuce leaves. Collective soup, with ingredients such as origano, rosemary, nettles, sage, all  a contribution by different people involved in this project was made.

The idea behind is to commemorate 37 years of Heygate’s existence and as a gentle commentary on how something imposing and beautiful, built to last, can become a ‘makeshift’.

Heygate estate & Rakitna

To symbolically connect communities across borders, a seed exchange and planting between the Heygate estate and the community gardening initiative in Rakitna, Slovenia, has taken place.

MAKESHIFT at Rezidencna cetrt EXHIBITION, Trubarjeva hisa Literature, Ljubljana – 9.9.2011

heygate inside out sanna planting slovenian connection
Heygate estate, central London                                        Sanna planting Slovenian seeds at the Heygate, London
 
Urban Herbal Walk – 9 September, 4.30 PM from Trubarjeva Literarna Hisa Ljubljana
Organised by Eva Sajovic as part of her work and led by herbalist Metka Macek.
Private View of the final installation 9 September, 8PM
Eva Sajovic, artist/photographer interested in issues of community and identity, is currently working on a seed and plant exchange project across national boundaries. Plants and seeds are transplanted from one environment to another, in collaboration with individuals from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds.
Sajovic is currently one of the artists in residency at Eklibris. The project will result in an installation of plants, sound pieces from conversations had and photo documentation of the process, exhibited as part of the final Residency group show at Trubarjeva literarna hisa Ljubljana, on the 9 September 2011, 8PM.
As part of her work, Sajovic is organising:
Herbal Town Walk, led by herbalist Metka Macek, 9 September 2011, 4.30PM.Participants will have an opportunity to look at and gather the known and less known edible wild plants, learn their uses and back at the gallery take part in making and enjoying tea from the collected plants.
The walk is going to be documented and will be included in the book, available as a printable and downloadable version soon after the event.
The Urban Herbal Walk event is free but please email back to reserve a place.
Synergic garden in collaboration with fashion and permaculture designer Leonora Jakovljevic.
Through a conversation and an exhibition of the most common edible ‘weeds’ participants will have an opportunity to learn about garden biodynamics and the culinary uses of the displayed plants.

VENUE:
Trubarjeva hisa literature
Stritarjeva 7
1000 Ljubljana

INSTALLATION and PRIVATE VIEW

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