A day at the Berlin botanical garden.
Exploring the botanical garden with a biologist we learnt about Alexander von Humboldt who ‘read plants as others did books’. Later in the day we sat on the lawn by carefully cultivated roses while Lilia Luganskaia discussed floriography, flower symbolism and the history of flowers in XXI century. We ended the day with Shota Nakamura, who prompted us to walk through the garden, before finally resting to draw our memories and journeys.
Related readings: Botanical Drift edited by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene by Donna Haraway. Ways of Seeing by John Berger. Ways of mind-walking: reading by Tim Ingold. Wunderlust by Rebecca Solnit. A foray into the worlds of animals and humans by Jakob von Uexkiill. The Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway.