Friday, 27 January 2012

If you are interested

I have recently commented on the website due to finding a great many similarities in conceptual ideas. I wanted to put down a few of the main points that the First Great Wilderness is based on so that it is a bit more simple to understand and hopefully makes it more accessible to everyone who has even the slightest interest.
Inner city Green spaces in Areas of Unrest
Is this irrisponsible?

Places for people to display art within, cities, green spaces
Pop up Botanic Gardens in Regional capitals of developing countries

What does 'Green' really mean now? ...

Parks, plants in offices a transient concept?
Can our 'spaces' also be 'actions'

areas/ buildings that produce


can therefore cities exist without environmental impact, damage?



Just a collection of thought on the topic.... continued from the previous post

NON seed banks
plants actually being grown and propagated by locals in local botanic gardens. They understand the plants far better than any scientist

Training. why send out people from the uk to do all of the work, all of the research and consequently keep all of the expertise in one place.

Pop up Concept
mobile plant lab
people can bring their ideas, cuttings, problems
there would be access to hi tech equipment and an online library.
Each region could build up a database of trees, and plants of the area as well as any climate change related issues.
It could also be anthropologically important as you could see how plant use and plant interaction was region specific. People could also use the botanic gardens like they would be used all over the world, as spaces for art and expression.

Naturally this would cultivate the feeling that nature was of great importance and leads to a better quality of life.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

The concept in as few words as possible

The first great Wilderness is a concept around re-instating ancient and run down botanical gardens around the world in order to create green spaces in new urban areas.They can come in the form of pop up regional botanic gardens or they can be the complete refurbishment and re imagining of the centuries old. The project  also involves using the botanic gardens as places to experience art. A gallery forest perhaps? or just a respite from a city where art in any form can exist un adulterated by city structure.

Monday, 28 November 2011 very beginning of a project such as this is has a strange and bizzare effect on how I have decided to approach document it. The nature of the First Great WIlderness is very open and maleable as it gets shaped by those involved and the imput it involves along the way. Its kind of a bubble of a concept, an open ended people fuelled vision?. The first introduction I wasnt to give about the concept is fairly wide. Its more of an affirmation of my initiall inspiration and is all around us at all times. I am not going to zone in directly on the project because as i said i see it as a huge process. The beginning of this project it the exterme importance of our natural world. This is a fact that is constantly in our awareness and encompasses so many current issues and schools of thought. Obviously a starting point suchas this is quite vague and could lead in all directions and involve all manner of things. I want to link the Encyclopedia of Life. It is not only completely inspiring but as its name suggests it  explores it all. At your fingertips is a vast wealth of information and tools. It is a perfect example of a new form of conservation. Its the conservation of knowlege and understanding. We are constantly growing and learning and the Encyclopedia of Life is attempting to collate this wealth of understanding.

It is a new way of thinking that will enable the First Great Wilderness to work and understanding is the first step.