Next Epoch Seed Library (in collaboration with Anne Percoco)

Next Epoch Seed Library
Autumn Seed Mix, Bushwick

This project looks closely at plants that tend to live in close association with dense human populations. Growing where others can’t or won’t, the plants held in our seed library are those best adapted to live in the long shadow we throw on the landscape. Recasting these “weedy” species as companion plants for Anthropocene age, the project draws parallels between the characteristics of successful spontaneous plants and patterns of human population growth and flux in globalized cities. We are encouraging viewers to look at the overlooked and to be aware of how our value systems interact with both humans and non-humans. More information is available on the project website: nextepochseedlibrary.com. If you’re interested in participating by donating seeds to the project please get in touch: nextepochseedlibrary (at) gmail (dot) com!

NESL at William Paterson University for the exhibition Living Together
NESL at William Paterson University for the exhibition Living Together
Design sketch by Anne Percoco
Design sketch by Anne Percoco