Tag: urban gardening

URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Workshop Report (10–12 October 2019 at whiteBOX in Werksviertel-Mitte, Munich) By Anna Antonova This workshop was convened by Christof Mauch and Gesa Lüdecke at the Rachel Carson Center as part of the new collaboration between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich), New York University (NYU), New York… Continue Reading “URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES”

City Environments around the Globe: Past Challenges, Future Visions

Conference Report (10–12 February 2019, New York University, Abu Dhabi) The new collaboration between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich) and New York University (NYU) focuses on understanding urban environments over time and aims to explore urban issues and challenges via a comparative, transnational, and global framework.… Continue Reading “City Environments around the Globe: Past Challenges, Future Visions”

Making Tracks: Franklin Ginn

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. By Franklin Ginn Failure lies behind the trappings of academic success: words… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Franklin Ginn”

Gardening for Gardening’s Sake

Post by Jennifer Hamilton (This post is the latest in a series of reflections on Jeffrey Hou’s recent talk, “Urban Gardening as Insurgent Placemaking.” For the first piece in this series, please click here.) It “started with the park, but it has become bigger… Continue Reading “Gardening for Gardening’s Sake”

Urban Gardening, “Treibstoff,” and The Desire for Community

What would you get if you mixed together “Treibstoff,” the Viennese countercultural group that parks converted trucks in disused urban spaces, and the community gardening scene described by Jeffrey Hou in his recent lecture? Both movements have attracted considerable interest of late: The members… Continue Reading “Urban Gardening, “Treibstoff,” and The Desire for Community”