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Launch of the “The Garden that Sees, Smells, and Hears” DIY guide

We are excited to share the release of Annemarie Piscaer’s latest publication, “The Garden that Sees, Smells, and Hears” which is a DIY guide. This guide embodies our continuous commitment to blend the boundaries between nature and educational practices.

The garden that sees, smells, and hears

Explore the digital version of the guide herearrow, designed to inspire and provoke new ways of engaging with and understanding our natural surroundings. This publication is complemented by a series of insightful videos:

  • Watch the guide coming alive, page by page in the promotional video
  • Experience “The Guide in the Garden,” showcasing our books amidst the serene backdrop of St. Joost’s garden
  • Dive into “Blueprint Making with Students,” a behind-the-scenes look at how the students engage with the guide’s methodologies


We invite everyone from the academic community to practitioners and enthusiasts to delve into this work, which not only challenges but also enriches our interactions with the more-than-human world.

The Garden that Sees, Smells, and Hears

The Garden as a Living Learning Lab, a Living Sensor. The Garden that Sees, Smells, and Hears is a research project that aims to initiate a living learning laboratory in the garden of St. Joost School of Art and Design in Breda. It uses the garden as a model for learning.

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Research Group: Biobased Art and Design

The research group Biobased Art and Design capitalises on the role of artistic practice in unlocking the unique potentials of living organisms for everyday materials and communicating these to a broader public. In doing so, the group aims to instigate and accelerate our widespread understanding, further development and usage of such materials. The group’s research approach encourages tangible interactions with the living organisms, such as algae, fungi, plants and bacteria, to explore and understand their unique qualities and constraints through diverse technical and creative methods taking artists, designers and scientists as equal and active partners in the material creation.

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