UTS Library

UTS Library announces 2019 Creative-in-Residence - Alexandra Crosby & Ilaria Vanni

seed ball

UTS Library presents our 2019 Creative in Residents - Alexandra Crosby and Ilaria Vanni, from the research studio Mapping Edges.

Their library residency project titled The Planty Atlas of UTS is outlined below.

The Planty Atlas of UTS is a socially engaged creative project consisting of a live plant installation alongside a multidisciplinary bookshelf on selected plants, a seed balls workshop and three mapping walks around the UTS precinct. In preparation for the Library’s move to UTS Central in November, our residents are growing plants onsite, to then green our new spaces in Building 2. The mapping walks aim to create new plant inspired pathways around the precinct and produce mapping counterpoints that yield different and relational understandings of everyday places around the library buildings.

Stairwell display

The Planty Atlas of UTS asks: how does our understanding of cultural, environmental, social histories and futures of place change if we let ourselves be guided by plants?

Want to get involved? Join the #mappingedges conversation!  Post your maps and photos of green encounters in the precinct on Instagram #utslibrary #mappingedges and #utsengage. 
UTS students and staff are welcome to register for one or more of the project events via the active Eventbrite links below.

  • Join Mapping Edges on the UTS Central terrace for a Seed balls workshop on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at 2pm.

Or come along to one of the walks:

  • Walk #1 Observation - Tuesday 17 September at 10am.
  • Observation, involves different forms of sensing and taking notes in the form of writing, photographs, drawings, and maps generated through commonly used and free apps, like ‘Map My Walk’ and ‘Relive.’ This first walk helps us understand the landscape and its micro ecosystems.

The project will also feature an interactive library stairwell display (pictured above - located in Building 5A, Level 2 front stairwell) from 16 September - 31 October 2019.