The Planetary Garden

contributeur: tradanglaise

"Together, let us assume that the Earth is one small garden." This statement by Gilles Clément, creator of the Garden in Motion and the Planetary Garden, radically alters, at the dawn of the third millennium, our perception of man and his environment. By encompassing in his vision the entire planet - a fragile, autonomous enclosure - Gilles Clément calls for better understanding before intervention, for observation before action, for doing with rather than against nature. Our stroll takes us into the “Garden of Knowledge”, where science meets with art, with the imaginary, with myths and legends in a place of greenery and poetry. Diversity, movement, an assembly of the living:  nature’s rich landscape unfolds before the human gardener. It is up to him to organise his territory and life depending upon his culture and dimension. To withdraw without destroying, consume without defacing, produce without depleting, live without destruction, all is possible. The “Garden of Experiments” tells the tale and explains how the gardener, a planetary citizen, acts locally in the name and the interest of the planet.