Our sense of seasonality is rooted in the traditional understanding of the yearly agricultural timeline which is guided by the sun. However, the reality of horticultural production in Western Europe looks different: in the attempt to create a new post-seasonal world, planting periods are mainly driven by factors like market conditions, geopolitical circumstances, and labour availability. But seasons have not disappeared: This tour will follow the aubergine season in the glass city of Westland, an agricultural greenhouse region where optimal conditions are maintained through indoor climate control. This seemingly renders production independent from natural cycles, however as we will see energy and economic logics still persist. The tour will connect several points linked to the aubergine season and trace moments in history of Westland as a productive landscape pioneering the post-seasonal horticulture.
Bus tour to Westland with contribution from Anastasia Eggers (design researcher), Clemens Driessen (Wageningen University), and Paul van der Knaap (Kwekerij PandA)
Meeting Point Ferro, Keileweg 25
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Departure time bus: 2.15
Price tour: 10 euros
Combi ticket including a visit to the IT’S ABOUT TIME exhibition is 12 euros.
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