What are the systems that govern nature, a tree’s roots, the human body, the universe? There are two principles that all living beings seem to have in common: connection and communication. The need to exchange materials and information can be found in social organisation as well as in every biological cell.
This garden of shared awareness is based on the fact that everything is connected, somehow. It reflects the complex ideas behind natural interconnectivity, mainly seen in soil. Plants, trees and fungi are all active and communicative organisms that are looking for basic resources: water, earth, light and air. The idea is to initiate a dialogue, to speak the language of plants and to reconsider our relationship with the plant world, through an interactive experience. What is essential to the balance of every living organism on the planet, and what can we learn today from their means of communication? Each response is portrayed in a specific section of the garden. These five spaces (water, earth, light, air, decay) are connected by a network of sound tubes. Visitors can use them to share their experiences with others in different parts of the garden.
Háta ENOCHOVA, Marek KRATOCHVíL, Petr STOJANíK, Jan TRPKOŠ, students
Vladimir SITTA, eprofessor, head of the landscape architecture department
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
“I appreciate teamwork and multidisciplinary projects. Intensive team experience always sets some kind of balance which is very important for my work. Due to this I have participated in many workshops in Moldavia, Turkey or Poland. I do not like to sit too much but I do as I have been working for the Institute of city planning in Prague for some time. Recently I have discovered a new passion for Fungi and all kinds of principles they represent.”
“I am a student of a new program Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Prague. During the studies I focused mostly on public space and introduction of nature into urban areas. Apart from that, I am interested in projects of all scales such as water streams revitalizations or open landscape planning. My favorite part about our profession is the new point of view on things around us. I love to explore the landscape and learn about its history layers and hidden beauties. Also, I enjoy working with and being around all kinds of different plants. I love to explore how they live, move, what they like and how they communicate. I feel a lot of comfort from the presence of greenery and would like to mediate this to others.”
“Together with my colleagues I am a student of program Landscape architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Prague. My work focus ranges from small scale urban projects to extensive extravilan ones, but I am most comfortable working with the water environment and how it influences everyone’s life, not only from the social perspective, but also nature one. One of my wishes is to help our Landscape get back its natural water capability. Apart from that, I love cycling and I enjoy the sunsets over our Landscape. I feel responsible for spreading the knowledge about how to behave to our only Nature.”
“I am student of the 4th year of Landscape Architecture in Prague, originally from Liberec. I like to be carried away by forests, trees and hills of nature or the city. I am keen on exploring the historical development of the landscape, its soul and secrets with the stories it is telling us every day. I am fascinated by the transformation of the cultural landscape, settlements, architecture and people's behavior in the environment over the years. Historical maps, photographs and footprints in the surroundings help me to read the life of past times. In the process of creating, I really enjoy dealing with the urban environment and its spaces, and connecting architecture, urbanism and landscape. I love to spend time in the garden growing vegetables and plants and taking care of them or walking through the woods, where I find peace and quiet.”