Colonisation, migration, growth, flourish; themes which often present questions for multi-disciplinary artist Tina Pasotra. Who is afforded the opportunity to flourish and grow, in a hostile environment in which systems of oppression and coloniality are tirelessly upheld?
Visiting the National Botanic Garden of Wales to explore its botanical practices will inform ideas around growth and experimentation. Joining Tina will be Katie Smyth, one of the founders of Worm – a design studio working with flowers and plants for conceptual projects. Tina will also consult historians with expertise on India and the British Raj, who will provide context for colonial history, past and present.
The project will culminate in experimental plant-based installations with Worm, inspired by the process and findings of the development lab.