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  • The experiences of gardens and gardening at the housing surroundings Presented by Magali Paris From the Architectural & Urban Ambiances Research Center, Laboratory CRESSON
    • Academic & Talent Scouting Sessions
    • April 22-23
    • University of California
  • Dwelling together Dwelling is staying somewhere in order to build familiar relationships (Heidegger, 1958; Tuan, 1977; Seamon, 1980; Moles, 1992) Dwelling is concealing its own time and the other’s times Idiorhythm= personal time that puts the others at a bearable distance and allows good relations with them (Barthes, 1976-1977)
  • Gardening in between The garden allows for paradox, it shelters tensions As a medium, the garden facilitates the relations with neighbors Through spatial and behavioral strategies, gardening empowers the residents to estrange the others as well as to develop gardened relations with them
  • The times of gardening Time construction/ Time-topology (Pomian, 1984 & Amphoux, 1988) - Cyclical temporality - Linear continuous temporality - Linear discontinuous temporality - Unchanging temporality
  • The times of gardening Familiar and Biological times Closed-at-hand form of leisure activity (Kaplan, 1973) Dwelling is cultivating (Heidegger, 1958), The vocation of Cura (Harrison, 2007) Gardening holds a feeling of continuity without any process of habituation
  • The time of gardening in doorstep gardens Size: from balconies to 30m2 ground spaces Typology: On ground, on floor, shared or private, side-by-side or piled up or opposite Enclosure: Gardens more or less closed to the outside How does gardening the housing surroundings contribute to rediscover a sense of time that could help to dwell together ? Gardening is an everyday life experiment in the modeling of sensorial materials with human relationships and reciprocally
  • Studying everyday life in doorstep gardens Phenomenological perspectives : In situ, semi-structured interviews, ethnological observations 50 families interviewed (several times during a period of 4 years) Analysis of the interviews and the observations/ grouded theory (Nvivo7)
  • A place of rootedness Time rooting in a place, through years…
  • A place of rootedness The first plant i bring here was the maple tree of my husband, it was on the window sill in our apartment... then the window boxes and day by day we brought back the plants from our garden plot... Time rooting from one place to another Present garden Previous garden In the middle of my loft, i created a “table-garden”, this garden was the space of my african birds. Here i made an aquarium bird cage with canaries. I had got a wonderful garden. It was our house, i made it stone by stone with sweat and tears.. i got so wonderful rosebushes there!
  • A place of rootedness Time rooting simultaneously in several places 1000m2
  • A place to be negotiated struggle tolerance imitation avoidance
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#1: struggle Autumn 2005 Winter 2007
  • A place to be negociated Spring 2007 Summer 2007 Receptiveness pattern#1: struggle
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#2: avoidance
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#2: avoidance
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#3: tolerance Jan Feb March April May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#4: imitation
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#4: imitation
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#4: imitation
  • A place to be negotiated Receptiveness pattern#4: imitation
  • A place of re-creation Re-create together
  • A place of re-creation Personal restorative experiment ELSEWHERE
  • A place of re-creation Collective restorative experiment
  • 3 psycho-sociological facets of the doorstep gardens Writing its own story A place of rootedness A place to be negotiated A place of re-creation Time rooting, creation of pers. times Enduring times, management of pers. times Time dilution, escaping times re-creation of pers. & coll. times
  • The “green-system” temporalities P.B’s Green-Wall
  • The “green-system” temporalities ALWAYS beautiful . EASY upkeep or AUTO-upkeep . EVOLVING through SEASONS & GROWTH unchanging temporality Cyclical temporality
  • The residents develop competencies upon gardening to build their everyday life 1/ to improve sensorially their daily life, 2/ to dwell the most harmoniously together, 3/ to sustain life... Gardening as an empowerment to fight against submission to time
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