“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the air and the light, which vary continuously. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.” Claude Monet, 1891
We thank Scotland for supporting the EU project and making a decisive contribution towards a sustainable wonderland.
The remaking of the European postindustrial landscape involves a substantial remediation of contaminated lands. However, how can we transform the industrial heritage of the ‘Grand Paysage’ as instrument of memory making whilst open to people’s transformations? We think that a simple tea bag will make the green revolution. A crazy idea? Sure. This project touches the heritage memory and ecological sensibility of inhabitants in post industrial cities.
The tea culture gathers people all over the world. Tea is an indivisible element of our everyday life. There is a myth that tea is part of the English idiosyncrasy. It is also Scottish and certainly European legacy. Portuguese trader were trafficking tea from Asia earlier. What is amazing about tea is that it transcends borders. Our dream is that each tea bag pops a seed in any vacant land of your city.
Through this “tea bag revolution”, we will create a network of community gardens in rundown and ugly places. It is a living breathing project that is going to benefit a lot of people by recolouring lands from brown to green. We want that the “tea bag revolution” starts in Scotland and the Euro-city of Glasgow.
We want they be part of the design process. What would “tea bag revolution” be?