Urban gardening in Ljubljana, 2014
12 Collages, 30 x 40 cm

The KUD Obrat group (Stefan Doepner, Urska Jurman, Polonca Lovsin, Apolonija Sustersic) has initiated a community garden in the center of Ljubljana with the participation of local residents. The project started in 2010 and is still developing.

In these collages place the Beyond the Construction Site community garden in the historical context of urban allotment gardening in Ljubljana. Based on individual allotment gardens, urban gardening has a long-standing tradition in Ljubljana, although the number of allotments has dropped substantially in recent years due to the systematic implementation of a new, stricter policy. In addition to the collages, an assortment of gardening-related objects is also exhibited, pointing to the connections between people and gardens, tools and nature, and also to the history of gardening, community gardens, their rules, the process of self-organization, the natural logic of things, and nature itself. The exhibition highlights the garden as a place to consider what is beautiful and alive, what is basic and simple, and what the future of our lives in cities could be.