Spring 2002


The Clean Room / Reading the Working Body after September 11

David SerlinMarked by labor and leisure

Leftovers / It’s about Time for Fresh Kills

Mierle Laderman UkelesThe remains of that day

Colors / Hazel

Jonathan LethemA patchouli scent of promise

Ingestion / How to Read a Menu

Allen S. WeissThe carte before the course


The Beautiful Possibility

Paul CollinsHere comes the sun

Artist Project / Location, Location, Location

Rachel HarrisonA visit from National Geographic

No Hair of the Dog

Jesse LernerInto Mexico’s past with the escuincle

The Boreal Crown and the Downfall of Civilization

AnonymousCrystal, ice, rays, coherent light

Necessary Fictions

Lily ChiA tour of guidebooks to twentieth-century Saigon

Artist Project / Transcendence (Puffy)

Lisa YoungIn memory of a beloved cat

Artist Project / Live Like This!

Sabine Bitter & Helmut WeberThe degradations of Rio de Janeiro’s Pedregulho housing estate

How to Read Two Monoliths

Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and Sabine von FischerBrazilian modernism, modern Brazil

From Carnival to Carnival™

Philip ScherThe history and future of a Trinidadian tradition


Great Vitreous Tact: Thoughts (With Quotations) on The Ware Collection of Glass Flowers and Fruit, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Frances RichardRendering carbon in silicon

Artist Project / The New Health Center

Nick Debs, Aaron Cobbett, and Aaron PlantLily-livered

Interstitial Images

A Guide to Insults

Say it with flowers

Professor Naess’s Alpine Garden

David RothenbergA conversation with the pioneer of deep ecology

Color Gardens before Color Photography

Robin VederPurple like iris or purple like lavender?

Geohorticultural Fantasies

Lewis MasquerierA modest proposal for Central Park

“Against This Terrible Invasion of Foreigners We Would Protest”

Rebecca PrestonGarden-variety xenophobia

Artist Project / Loisada

Søren MartinsenThe vibrant garden

A Poetics of Plant Pathology

Susan SwensonPotato wart and juniper woes

A Common Architectural Decorative Motif in the Temperate Mesophytic Region: Rubus Armeniacus

Office for Soft ArchitectureThe possibility of the blackberry

Artist Projects / Seed Packets

Kim Dickey, Kris Lee, Alan Sonfist, Laura Stein, and the Royal PotterPlanting an idea

Thinking Like a Plant

Christoph CoxProlegomena to a philosophy of vegetables

Artist Project / Anti-monuments

Ann Burke DalyVersailles’s garden under wraps

English Gardens and the Division of Labor

Martin HoylesA sociopolitical history of work on the land

Artist Project / Untitled

Justine KurlandGardening and community

Linnaeus: Pruning Names

Lytle ShawThe Enlightenment’s meta-gardener

Artist Project / The Mystery of Spring (Heisenberg’s Theory)

Spencer FinchAn indeterminate color

Show Me the Monet

Rachel UrkowitzStage-managing Giverny

Native, Foreign, Hybrid

Angela BlakeLos Angeles, garden city

The Schreber Garden

Jan TurowskiThe green oasis for city dwellers

Artist Project / Proposed Redevelopment of the Oval, Hackney E2, London

Nils NormanThe artist as anti-developer


Postcard / Rhine II

Olav WestphalenDesublimating Gursky

Postcard / Untitled

Paul Ramirez JonasStarting with a pea

Web Extras

Campus Prairie

Benjamin GoluboffA community assesses its landscape

Park / No Park

David GissenNo Central Park

Standards for the Large Hairless Mexican Dog (‘Standard Xoloitzcuintle’)

Hanging ears disqualified