In the first episode we’re highlighting work of Vergers Urbains, an organisation turning the streets of Paris into ‘urban orchards’ by creating small allotments of endemic fruit-bearing plantlife, like fruit trees and bushes, on the streets of Paris. We specifically explore the way they encourage a different relationship with the built and industrial heritage of Paris, whilst at the same time encouraging new shared skills vested in a tradition not instantly connected to the identity of the city.
Seed Memory is created by Harry Reddick for Waag. This episode includes the help of Léandre Potier of Vergers Urbains (vergersurbains.org). Vergers Urbains is a partner in the Centrinno project. Music by: Anton Pearson, Lewis Shields and Dan-O.