"the Knowledge of our Field"


Listening to Lawns

On this website, you can interact with the project "the Knowledge of our Field."

This project takes "the lawn" as a site of critical inquiry. What societal anxieties convene in lawns? What are the ecological demands of lawn? What biological and social ecosystems are lawns a part of? How do lawns exist simultaneously as private and public spaces, and how does this space suggest questions about privacy and consent?

You can read more about the project.

"So, in gazing into their landscapes, responding to the demands of the grass, and answering these calls, individuals become new kinds of political and economic subjects. As the turf draws its demands from the culture and the community, it helps to mold the capitalist economy into specific forms, and helps to produce peculiar kinds of people-Turfgrass Subjects. It is only these sorts of subject who can together consitute lawn communities and produce lawn chemical economies. And they do so, working by themselves, in an effort to purify, tend and maintain an object whose essential ecology is high maintenance, fussy, and energy-demanding."

Paul Robbins, Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are. (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2007), 16.

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Sourcing the Weeds

There are a ton of wonderful plants to be found in any given lawn.


As a part of this project, I created a Zine for my residency at Plantage Dok in Amsterdam.

Where next?

The "lawn kiosk" is not yet scheduled to land anywhere in the near future. Please check back in at a later date.

Alternatively, you can be in touch, and bring the kioks to a lawn near you.