The natural home of unruly outsiders takes its inspiration from the indoor and outdoor garden of the Junction Works building, which has been left a forgotten industrial corner, in an urban landscape. Home to an array of ‘rebel plants’, we will be exploring this district of weeds (as well as mould, bacteria and fungi) and considering their place in the history of British industrial capitalism and Empire.

 

Through a series of events over the next year revising the ‘heritage’ residents of the building and beyond, we will think about the weeds’ ability to reflect the marginalised other, looking into the potentials in developing queer and postcolonial ecologies and questioning whether we can build a radical horticulture through illicit seed collection.

 

 

The Natural Home of Unruly Outsiders

Buddleia, Junction Works, 2019

The Natural Home of Unruly Outsiders

Buddleia, Junction Works, 2019