Arusha Canyon Botanic Garden
The botanical garden, an unusual kind of cultivated landscape, is a fragile collection dependent on water and sun that needs room to breathe, grow, change; dependent on man-made infrastructures to thrive. Botanic gardens, through the collection of familiar and exotic plants provide a unique view of the world. From structures that support vertical and lateral growth, greenhouses that produce artificial climates, to irrigation systems that nourish plant life, the infrastructures that sustain this hybrid institution of culture and cultivation can be understood in relation to a number of systemic conditions.
Site: Arusha, Tanzania
Studio: Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi