-by Tera Melos
Plant guilds is an intuitive visualization of relationships between families of plants as defined by consociations in Permaculture studies and practices.
Permaculture is an approach to the design of human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies: it aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The aim of Permaculture is sustainable land use based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect and minimise work.
Plant guilds is an artistic study on the possibility to visualize a design principle in Permaculture: that of considering inter-relations between different families of plants. It has been realized processing such consociations with the help of the GraphViz language, originally developed by AT&T to graph telephone network architectures.
This artwork was realized as a cooperation between two artists, Debra Solomon and Jaromil, commissioned by URBANIAHOEVE, and released free to be reproduced (Creative Commons license).
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