|Dear Madam or Sir,Gardens reflect identities, dreams, and visions. Deeply rooted in their culture, they can unfold immense symbolic potential. The recent revival of horticulture has focused less on the garden as a romantic refuge than as a place where concepts of social justice, biodiversity, and sustainability can be tried and tested. Gardens have become places of the avantgarde. The exhibition »Garden Futures« at the Vitra Design Museum is the first to explore the history and future of modern gardens. Where do today’s garden ideals come from? Will gardens help us achieve a liveable future for everyone? The exhibition addresses these questions using a broad range of examples from design, everyday culture, and landscape architecture – from deckchairs to vertical urban farms, from contemporary community gardens to living buildings to gardens by designers and artists including Roberto Burle Marx, Mien Ruys, and Derek Jarman. The exhibition architecture will be designed by the Italian design duo Formafantasma.
We invite you to the press conference and guided tours through the exhibition:
Thursday, 23 March 2023, 2 pm
Fire Station, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Speakers are Mateo Kries, Director Vitra Design Museum, Philip Kurz, CEO of the Wüstenrot Stiftung, Aric Chen, Director of the Nieuwe Instituut, Dr. Astrid Sprenger, Head of medicinal plant cultivation at Weleda, as well as Viviane Stappmanns, curator of the exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.
The curators will be available for interviews after the guided tours. Please get in touch with us in advance for scheduling time slots.
Please find the press release attached to this email.
Press images are available for download in our press room.
We are looking forward to your registration to the press conference. Don’t hesitate to contact us for us for any questions and interview inquiries.
Thank you and best regards,
Johanna Hunder and team
Head of Communications
Vitra Design Museum