Letters to the Land, Lakatamia
Museum of History and Cultural Heritage of Lakatamia
Poster designed by Nikos Stephou
During this artist led walk and makeathon with Jenny Dunn we visited the gardens of the Ayios Mamas Sinikismou reflecting on the importance of growing in Cyprus’ culture. Afterwards, over a shared lunch, we co-created a letter to the land through creative writing and drawing to explore our relationship to the soil around us and how we feel about it.
This workshop was part of Growing Home, a project about the narratives of growing, sharing, and eating food together - in order to confront global issues around food. Our stewardship - the reciprocal care between ourselves, our families, soils, and plants - tells a story of who we are as humans, as communities, and our complex dependency on the more-than-human. Through mapping, interviews and happenings, Growing Home highlights the potential and importance of urban growing and our two-way relationship with the land.
Jenny Dunn’s practice (www.jenny-dunn.com) involves working collaboratively with communities to explore and experiment with alternative realities where more democratic, ecological and creative ways of working can be practised. Her research and collaboration with people and place is multi-disciplinary, using drawings, spatial interventions, co-design and co-making to test the boundaries of urban political ecologies and the commons.