On gardens as protest


An interesting article from Adrienne Skye Roberts was brought to my attention, about the thesis project of a Design student from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
She was instrumental in developing a garden in a forgotten part of the urban landscape, with the aim of addressing and understanding the methodologies of dissent of the “millenials generation”, as she refer to people born between the 1980s and mid-1990s.
The article is very good in trying to trace some sort of changing of attitude towards civic participation and protest, drawing a host of conclusions which then gets discussed further in the comments.
How interesting to read about this while you’re having a number of conversations with the residents and hosts of Unidee, discussing and analyzing the role of art as a tool for social change, if there is any.

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