This project focuses on the unique plant life that flourishes in novel ecosystems such as abandoned or overgrown lots. Inviting discussion on urban biodiversity, pollination pathways and mitigating climate change in the city. Attendees will be taken on a walk around the backstreets of Collingwood and will each receive a unique map and zine along with access to collective’s pop up library.
The event aims to embed deep ecological principles into everyday life and create dialogue around complex histories, environmental and climate issues. The dérive explores the vital role spontaneous plants play in mitigating the heat island effect, improving soil health of disturbed sites, encouraging urban biodiversity, creating habitats and pollination corridors. They are low maintenance and low cost, fast-growing. Spontaneous plants can remind us nature is always with us.