Imposters

We make little room for wildness in our cities. The shrubs and weeds that crop up in windowsills and rain gutters seem like a frail gesture — architectural imposters that serve as proof that we have succeeded in creating truly civilized spaces. However, these plants reflect nature’s constant movements to reclaim, posing questions about what really belongs. They mirror images of Chernobyl, or cinematic visions, like Day of the Triffids, of post-apocalyptic cities, abandoned and overgrown. They remind us that the future will be very green without us. 

This project was part of the 2018 Last Futures exhibition at Glasgow's TramwayLast Futures was collaborative project between The Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Glasgow and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra