Monoculture, difference and place.

Over 1200 units winter greens were grown on the verge in the winter of 2016, removing suburban monoculture through understandings that difference assists to create place.

Over 1200 units winter greens were grown on the verge in the winter of 2016, removing suburban monoculture through understandings that difference assists to create place.

At UFS we understand our neighourbhood from an architectural perspective. We plant every verge from this approach. The physical and social dimension of every street is different and in such, each street requires a different response. This is why we advocate that planting the street edge to edible plant species isn't for every suburban block or location, but is rather a considered understanding of physicality, which enables the potential for difference to be suggestive of 'place'. Interesting read in issue 151 of Landscape Australia, titled, 'Experiencing Slowness'. Finnish architect and philosopher, Juhani Pallasmaas talks monoculture and the relationship between monoculture and the natural world. We've never advocated a one size fits all approach. Pallasmass sums it up nicely

" Possibly the greatest problem that humanity faces now, outside of a nuclear catastrophe or something like that, is that of a global monoculture. Monoculture is completely against natural laws".

#diverse #nature #understandyourneighbourhood #architectural#landscape #URBANFOODSTREET #peoplestreetfood.