The study of everyday life is fundamental to our understanding of modern society. This book provides a coherent, interdisciplinary way to engage with everyday activities and environments. Arguing for an innovative, ethnographic approach, it uses detailed examples, based in real world and digital research, to bring its theories to life. Sarah Pink focuses on the sensory, embodied, mobile, and mediated elements of practice and place as a route to understanding wider issues. By doing so, she convincingly outlines a robust theoretical and methodological approach to understanding contemporary everyday life and activism.
Chapter 6: Tracing Neighbourhood Flows: Making a Garden Place
Tracing Neighbourhood Flows: Making a Garden Place
In the summer of 2007, at the end of a video tour of the Green Lanes Community Garden, I asked David, the chairman of the garden committee and one of the main gardeners involved in the project, how he felt when he stood and looked at the garden. He told me:
Proud I suppose, that's nice to see flowers as opposed to just a bit of field, and of course that was just a muddy field wasn't it, no one walked down into town across here, on a wet day.
Since its formation in 2005, the Green Lanes Community Garden project in Aylsham, Norfolk (UK) has transformed a piece of suburban wasteland into a ...