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Gardening as Resistance: Notes on Building Paradise

Gardening as resistance: notes on the construction of paradise

Apr 24, 2021– “The gardener digs in another time, without past or future, beginning or end … Here is the Amen beyond prayer,” wrote Derek Jarman as he mourned his dying friends, faced his own death and contemplated art, the mortality. , and hardiness when planting a garden between an old lighthouse and a new nuclear plant on a barren shingle beach. Jarman is one of the artists Olivia Laing profiles and celebrates in Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency (Public Library), her magnificent collection of meditations on art, activism and our search for meaning, drawing on the lives of artists. whose vision has changed the way we see the world, ourselves and others. “Maria Popova shares more. (93 reads)

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To take actionFor more inspiration, read “Working with the soil, caring for the soul.” [more]



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