The planet is the client

Eco-conscious answers to the question of just who (or what) architects serve began to arise during the environmental crisis of the early 1970s. Now, in the ominously termed Anthropocene, a wide variety of models—technical, aesthetic, corporate, political, ethical—for how architects might understand their relationship with the planet have taken root. We have been on the lookout for the most interesting ones; this issue tries to tease out some possibilities, both past and present.

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How to Make Seed Bombs

The supplies.

Step 1: Combine 2 parts seeds with 3 parts compost.

Step 2: Add 5 parts clay.

Step 3: Moisten with water…

…until mixture is just damp enough to mould.

Step 4: Form balls the size of a $2 coin.

Step 5: Take seed bombs to residual spaces, throw, and let grow!

Seed bombs were one of the actions included in Actions: What you can do with the city, an exhibition and publication project we produced in 2008. We have also hosted several seed bombing workshops, most recently as a family program on Earth Day 2016.