gardening / jardiner

Issue 35, Spring 2020

Guest-edited by Denis Ribouillault

This issue of Intermediality brings together texts that offer critical reflections on the intermedial and interartial relations within the garden, and the way they shed light on – and even define – the relations that individuals have with each other and with the garden. Here, the intermedial approach intends to restore the collective and collaborative character of gardening and aims to point out the heuristic virtues of the study of the garden in general, notably on an ethical and social level. Methods from history and art history, literary history, urban planning, film and digital studies, and botany are represented, questioned and sometimes combined. The idea is not new: it had already occurred to Plato and his friends, gathered around the sciences and the arts, as they walked under the shady plane trees of the Academy’s gardens.

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