Welcome to Borderland explores the reality of border away from the geographical lines that define it via the prism of plants. A critical take on botany, identity and space enables us to explore a tension, a nexus of architectures, social constructions, imaginaries, objects, and discourses. Plants are invasive, wild, indigenous, naturalized. Plants have IDs, and they follow rules. Yet more often than not, they flout them: they crack the walls. In all plants and their behaviors, we find traces of the borders away from the border, the contradictions of flows and fences. In the space they create, we recognize the segregated sociospatial archipelagos that, together, make our planetary borderland.
WITH THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OF
The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
Curator: Justinien Tribillon
Scenography: Cécile Trémolières
Illustration and graphic design: Offshore Studio (Isabel Seiffert & Christoph Miler)
Voice narrator and sound design: Pedro Escobar
Scenography and architecture consultants: Caroline Fodor, Adrien Coste, Misia Forlen