This minor project sought to re-frame the now temporally static Royal Botanic Gardens as a historically and culturally contested space.

Overlaying a palimpsest of 7 historical maps with the work of an Australian indigenous artist, the work challenged the ‘picturesque’ focus of the Gardens, through the insertion of alternate species valued by traditional peoples for their cultural, medicinal and functional qualities.

This project was part of a body of work that won the John Wardle Architects Award for Design Research in 2019.