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Wawi Navarroza: Hunt & Gather, Terraria

$45.00 USD

A multi-tiered project that combines photography, installation, public collaboration, research, publication, and gardening by Wawi Navarroza. For this project, the artist invited urban and peri-urban dwellers of Metro Manila to forage plants and soil from meaningful and monumental—as well as unexpected and in-between—locations in the city. Collected samples were cataloged, assembled within glass terrariums, and photographed by the artist. This communal project built an abstract city map from a psychogeographical sample set of ninety-nine corners of Metropolitan Manila (and one peripheral place). More than just a collection of aesthetic images, the book also presents a quasi-academic effort to comprehend urban landscapes through scientific methodology and the prism of subjective experience. Within the fabricated terrariums, the city, its memories and its pressing realities inhabit tiny ecosystems from which larger conclusions, reflections and questions are drawn, imagined and asked.

Author: Wawi Navarroza
Publishers: 5 Ports Publishing, Hardworking, Goodlooking/The Office of Culture and Design, and Studio Wawi Navarroza (Philippines)
Text: Lobregat Balaguer, Nicolás Combarro, Debbie Ding, Beatrice Misa, Lena Cobangbang, Marc Chavez
Graphic Design: Kristian Henson, Lobregat Balaguer, Stefan Kruse
Illustration: Ines Agathe Maude
Photos: ©Wawi Navarroza
Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 inches
Edition size: 1500 copies, First Edition
Details: Offset Printing, Perfect Binding, Softcover, Color, 376 pages
Language: English
Publication Date: 2014
Printed and Published in Manila, Philippines

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