Published by Valiz. Edited by Nils Norman, Peter de Rooden, Taco de Neef. Text by Agnieszka Gratza, Fransje de Waard, Nils Norman, et al.
In a public park in the Hague, British artist Nils Norman (born 1966) has devised an unusual work of art: one that grows and blossoms and produces delicious fruit and vegetables. Norman’s “Edible Park” was developed using the principles of permaculture, a form of vegetable gardening in which different plants are combined in such a way that they complement one another’s needs as they grow. More than just a gardening model, permaculture is a nature-based design philosophy that can be used as a guide for architecture, product design and to improve society in general. In Edible Park Norman explains his methods, his sources of inspiration and the artistic and social-critical context around his work. The book contains a wealth of visual material and a DIY section explaining permaculture methods that can be applied to the balcony or backyard garden.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Nils Norman, Julia Peyton-Jones.
This publication documents British artist Nils Norman's collaboration with London's Serpentine Gallery and a UK organization, through which he worked with homeless people to map their experiences, uncovering how the economic and physical structures of the city impact the people who inhabit its public spaces.