Herbarium from the Urban Fields

Herbarium represents an in situ exploration of existing social and vegetational geographies within an urban neighbourhood of the Fužine area, Ljubljana (Slovenia). This publication is a chronological collection of notes and partial propositions based on a series of authors field-trips to forage in the urban wilds. The exploration assembles a harvest of situated knowledges, gathered through picking up edible plants, walking, talking to people and organising workshops.

The work interlaces the observations with creative reflections by introducing contemporary tools and activities for local co-existence such as the local map of edible landscapes, food labelling system, collective foraging economies, edible currencies, recipes, edible preserves and curiosity interviews.

The work was made as a part of design biennal - BIO50.