A herbarium in Cairo, an allotment in Gothenburg, collected in one book. A desire to belong, to demand a place, and to organize space according to ones own tradition. Image and text tie the places together. The Swedish botanist Vivi Täckholm (born 1989) developed the Faculty of Botany at Cairo University. She and her colleagues collected, ordered, classified and cataloged plants. Their work followed Carl von Linné’s Species Plantarum which followed the belief that it was possible to determine, systematize, and catalogue the surrounding world. Taking controll of the world by taking controll of knowledge. An ongoing imperialistic project. Humans trying to control nature. Even a book is part of a system of knowledge.
Special hand bound edition with original artwork by Mari Lagerqvist available.
Swedish and English typography: Thomas Hirter. Arabic typography: Maryam Fanni