The 21st Century Beautification Committee (counterproductions 2018)
Working with InspiralLondon, collectively to create ways to ‘beautify’ & care for the Metropole – through a number of creative arboreal investigation/s and cultural exchange projects (2017-2020) .
On April 22 (2018) the 21stC Beautification Committee carried a plane tree seedling from a mature tree in North Southwark (London) to the former nursery site and convalescent home of Fairby Grange. On the edge of Hartley (North Kent), we met Graham and Sheila Taylor and the documentary filmmaker Nicolette Burford to visit both the grounds and the house where the Salters had worked. Here we planted the seedling in remembrance of all their tireless work creating and managing a civic project that included the growing, planting and care of over 7000 street trees, transforming Rotherhithe and Bermondsey with green life. (images: counterproductions)
Since April 2018 21stC Beautification Committee has inaugurated the ‘Tree Tops’ project at the final event BAG Outposts Show in the heart of Bermondsey. Launching a draft of the final mapping of Poplar trees planted by the Beautification Committee along the route of InspiralLondon Trail segment 6; the 21stC BC will be publishing a final print version for the opening events of London National Park City Week 21/22 July 2018. See here for more details.