Gardening is not the revolution

Gardening is not the revolution, nor does gardening turn every gardener into a cultural radical… Gardening […] produces good food and other benefits outside the complex of exchange… Moreover, it is an art form, an area of creativity as rich and promising as any symbolic activity, and one which can roughly but easily transpire beyond the realm of representation and mediation. It can function as an important part of ‘everyday life’ in the radical sense of that term.

Peter Lamborn Wilson

About PlastiCités
Amanda Crawley Jackson lectures in French at the University of Sheffield (UK). She specialises in existentialist philosophy, urban spatialities and contemporary visual arts from France and the French-speaking world.

One Response to Gardening is not the revolution

  1. Martin Elms says:

    Gardening is pleasant. Look to garden centres to see if it exists much outside the area of exchange, although the fruits of it can be given as gifts, but of course, as Derrida reminds us, a gift is not a gift, or rather a gift is impossible. As to its radicality, it can produce good carrots, swedes, and parsnips.,

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