About Public Gardens Solutions
Sam and Lira’s project Public Garden Solutions combines Lira’s expertise in urban wildlife and nature conservation with Sam’s public realm artistic practice. Via community and educational workshops, and a number of strategically placed swift bird boxes that double as public sculptures, the project aims to explore the possibility of a human and non-human coalition in service of local interests.
About Desired Paths
Desire Paths is part of Turf’s year exploring the theme ‘DEMYSTIFICATION’ and is Turf’s flagship project as part of This is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023.
Nine locally connected artists and groups have been commissioned by Turf to create new work with a focus on disused and underused spaces around Croydon.
Each ‘Desire Paths’ commission will involve a process of co-creation between artists and the public around the borough, exploring how communities and creatives can shape the places around them and forge their own paths in determining how Croydon’s spaces are used.