During London Design Festival Cornercopia Plant Shop is going to host the ‘Urban Forest’ zine, an installation and photo exhibition, talks and book launch.
Norwegian photographer and artist Marianne Wie, the English artist Zoë Burt will be decorating the windows of Cornercopia’s Homestore with seasonal ideas & art works from their book Nature Journal.
The book of the encourages us to connect creatively with nature throughout the seasons. Step-by-step techniques in how to make botanical inks, natural dye recipes, lumen photography, blueprinting and other processes. With a little planning, the projects in the book can be done when out exploring woods, mountains, parks, or in the garden or on the kitchen table.
Collective Plant Foraging Zines
Food, gardens and storytelling goes hand in hand. Food is one of the best tools of integrating and bringing people together – believes artist, Zsófia Szonja Illés, founder of Collective Plant, the Budapest based art project and community foraging project.
Talk, book launch & workshop
On 22 September, between 12.30pm – 2.30pm at Cornercopia Plant shop, Zsófia Szonja Illés, artist and author of ‘Collective Plant’ Zines, Marianne Wie and Zoë Burt authors of ‘Nature Journal’ will be there in person to talk about their projects.
There will be herbal drinks to taste (tea, lemonade and cordials) and small snacks. Come along to have a nice conversation and learn more about urban foraging and nature projects!
About Collective Plant
Collective Plant is an urban foraging project, independent publishing and art project based in Budapest and London, founded in 2013 by artist Zsófia Szonja Illés. Collective Plant has delivered a diverse body of collaborative work internationally - installations, exhibitions, food events and publications - in collaboration with experts across art, design, architecture and science to create work that is socially and environmentally driven. Zsófia has given herbalism workshops at Tate Britain, the Istanbul Biennale, and works on the engagement programming of Tate Britain’s ‘A Common Ground’ garden installation.
About Marianne Wie
Marianne Wie is a London-based, Norwegian freelance photographer specializing in people, interior and lifestyle photography. She also writes travel and cultural features in Norwegian. Her work is regularly featured in the English and Scandinavian media. She has a Masters in Photography from Bergen Academy of the Arts and a BA Hons in Sculpture from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.
About Zoë Burt
Zoë Burt is a textile and fashion designer, cyanotype & blueprint photographer and award-winning artist. Trained in textile design at Central St Martins, she designed for UK fashion labels for nearly 20 years. Zoë’s current work explores the themes of nature, colour, sustainability, fabric and people through colour and light.