This Cahier is created in collaboration with We are here Venice.
Commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut.
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Is it possible to design a garden for ‘forbidden plants’ in abandoned Hortus Botanicus of Venice? When it becomes clear that it is not possible to enter the premises, the focus on the wall surrounding the Hortus Botanicus unveils an extraordinarily history. Even though all libraries are closed during COVID-19 lockdown, diverse historical sources inspire the fine drawing that represents the depth of thinking that has been put into the space and its situation.
In this collection you can find:
1. Chapter 15 in the publication 'Values for Survival, the Venice Exploratorium'.
2. The Interview by Caroline Nevejan and Jane da Mosto with the participants of the Forbidden Garden project group.