Next Epoch Seed Library (in collaboration with Anne Percoco)
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 bank 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. This project is currently in progress and will be launched more formally in Spring 2016. If you’re interested in participating by donating seeds to the project please get in touch: nextepochseedlibrary (at) gmail (dot) com!