Baustelle und Botanik – Chantier et Botanique

For building sites are transitory spaces, in between time, but also forms. ‘Nature’, landscapes, pristine or hybrid, are shaped in the process of constructing. Our aim is to explore the way textures are literally and metaphorically stirred in a building site, and to explore the way it brings disorder upon the land to implement new orderings. We will consider the beings living onto a ground temporarily transformed into a wasteland, its particular ecosystem at the edge of civilization – where civilization comes into action, and being, but whose representative do no dwell in. We will pay particular attention to the archeology of the building site, a place associated with archeologic exploration itself, yet whose own formation has much to say of our societies visions, desires, and muted mechanics. 

This LEARN is part of the TETI – Textures and Experiences of Transindustriality – group’ s research on nature and the city, and aims to bring together artists, historians, scientists and curators to explore the hidden facets of our societies’ building sites.

Baustelle und Botanik at IUNR

TETI and its research project “Baustelle und Botanik” is happy to invite you to an afternoon of discussions and interactions at the Institute of Natural Resource Sciences at ZHAW in Wädenswil with artist, researcher and lecturer Monica Ursina Jäger to reflect on the ways land is shaped and used

This research and events are supported through and part of the School of Commons.

Friday 7th of June 2019, Grüentalstrasse 14, 8820 Wädenswil

Meeting: 2pm at the ZHAW campus meeting point


1. TETI: Greetings and short introduction about the research project and the program of the day

2. Monica Ursina Jäger:

– Introduction to the IUNR and the gardens 

– Guided tour in ‘Gräserland’ and ‘Erdreich’ 

– Short outlook into the ArtScience Collaborative Project at Hühnerhaus which will be launched in Fall 2019

3. Question workshop in small groups, discussing issues about land use, soil and aesthetics; followed by a round table and tentative intersections 

4. Baustelle und Botanik project 2019-20: overview of next planned events, suggestions for possible additional pathways to explore 

5. Vegan Tasting of wildherbs cooking by Maya MinderBAD LAB

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