Designed by the Italian studio Formafantasma, the exhibition “Garden Futures: Designing with Nature” at the Vitra Design Museum will be the first to explore the history and future of the modern garden.
Gardens reflect identities, dreams, and visions; they are deeply rooted in our culture. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the garden – not only as a romantic idyll, but as a field of experimentation for concepts related to social justice, climate change, biodiversity, and a sustainable future. Gardens have become places of the avant-garde.
Which movements and theories have influenced our contemporary garden ideals? How can horticulture contribute to a more sustainable future and a good life for everyone? Garden Futures: Designing with Nature addresses these and similar questions using examples from design, everyday culture, and landscape architecture.