Text/authors: Nils Norman, Agnieszka Gratza, Peter de Rooden, Fransje de Waard, Nina Folkersma, e.a.
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A work of art that grows and blossoms and produces delicious fruit and vegetables: that is what the British artist Nils Norman (1966, lives and works in London) has devised for various locations in The Hague. He cooperated with volunteers to create a special vegetable garden, Edible Park, on the basis of permaculture. Permaculture is a form of ecological (vegetable) gardening in which different plants are combined in such a way that they reinforce one another. It is also a design philosophy that follows the guidelines set by nature in designing not only gardens but also buildings, products and society. Norman’s interest in permaculture springs from his fascination with the old idea of a Utopia as a hopeful, paradisiacal place. more
In the book Edible Park Norman explains how he sets to work, what his sources of inspiration are, and in which artistic and social-critical context his work can be placed. The other authors deal with the background and range of application of permaculture and the significance of art projects of this kind in the public domain. The book contains a wealth of visual material and a DIY section explaining how you can apply all kinds of permaculture on your own balcony or in your own garden. more
Nils Norman is a British artist who explores the dynamics and use of the city, dealing with urban planning and urban regeneration. His work consists of an inventive mixture of (community) art, activism and ecology. Publications: An Architecture of Play: A Survey of London's Adventure Playgrounds, and others. Exhibitions/projects: Beyond Green (Michigan, 2009), Global Cities (Tate Modern, 2007), Bridge (with Ib Asger Olsen, Trekroner, 2005), Utopia Station (Munich, 2004), and many others.

Edible Park is an activity and publication of Foodprint– Food for the City, an initiative of art and architecture center Stroom Den Haag back

Nils Norman, Eetbaar Park/Edible Park
Graphic design: Janna & Hilde Meeus .. 160 p.. 24 x 13,5 cm .. Paperback .. English/Dutch.. in cooperation with Stroom Den Haag, Deneuve Cultural Projects .. supported by Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, Stichting DOEN