Growing Fence (育てる垣根)
2011-ongoing ‧ Villa Sakuradani, Kyoto
- Horticultural placemaking ‧ convivial micro-garden ‧ self-contracting dynamic ‧ unity of purpose
A neighbourly collaboration with Yuka Saitô, Mie Saitô, Robin Russ, Ana Lorena Lima, Rumiko and Toshiki Yura, Mrs. Murata-san, Makiko Hori, Mo Takagi, and Stefanie Schäfer.
Converting the street-side fencing of a residential house into a public vertical garden, created a place for growing human connections and plant life. By signing a rental agreement, neighbours and commuters alike became Plant Tenants and committed themselves to establish a home for their vegetal offspring in this horticultural structure called Growing Fence. While the Plant Tenants were used and harvested their Plant Homes at their own free will, the host or Plantlord of Growing Fence traded some personal space for a vibrant social meshwork.
Growing Fence has made a virtue of necessity by replacing a desolate, insulating fence with an organic interface that modulates between private and public.