This floating garden is initiated by Contour Biennial artist Maria Lucia Cruz Correia and designed in collaboration with the Straathoekwerk Mechelen community.
The garden is designed with a focus on edible vegetables that grow in muddy and shaded conditions in order to relieve the survival challenges caused by climate change. It is an attempt to create a real functioning utopia and to become a living archive of survival stories and plants.
The garden will be floating on the river until the end of the biennale in October 2019. The garden will be maintained by teams from Straathoekwerk Mechelen. The harvest from the garden will go to the people who have taken care of it.
With the generous support of Klimaatneutraal Mechelen and coproduced by Straathoekwerk Mechelen.