2022-01Thematic Section
Gardening: (De)Constructing Boundaries


This paper discusses gardening as a practice that may be useful in reconsidering how landscape boundaries can be experienced. The assumption is that one should think of landscapes as “entities” which are material, but at the same time may be said to exist only insofar as they are experienced by humans. As such, they are always bounded. In order to show how gardening may be helpful in shaping the boundaries of landscapes two approaches to gardening are discussed: one treats gardening as a model of creating order and eliminating all that which is seen as alien to it (Zygmunt Bauman), the other – claims that gardening requires respecting nature (Gilles Clément).


community, gardening, modernity, nature, order

How to cite:

Salwa, Mateusz. “Gardening: (De)Constructing Boundaries.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6, no. 1 (2022):  36-48. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2022.0004.


Mateusz Salwa
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland


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