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Spontaneous Vegetation VI

The interaction between plants and human artefacts is one fascinating aspect of spontaneous vegetation. This also raises the question of how we deal with such “coincidental” art. Do we disregard it because there is no artist’s intent? Do we appreciate the beauty in chance? Do we even notice and recognize it?


Spontaneous vegetation: “…defined as all plants that develop without intentional horticultural input, is a characteristic element of the urban environment. It grows at no financial cost, is authentic and is always appropriate to site conditions.” (Kühn, N. “Intentions for the Unintentional: Spontaneous Vegetation as the Basis for Innovative Planting Design in Urban Areas”, 2006), “the de facto native vegetation of the city.” (Del Tredici, P. “Wild urban plants of the northeast”, 2010).


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Taken on July 12, 2011