Wawi Navarroza: Hunt & Gather, Terraria
A multi-tiered project that combines photography, installation, public collaboration, research, publication, and gardening by Wawi Navarroza. For this project, the artist invited urban and peri-urban dwellers of Metro Manila to forage plants and soil from meaningful and monumental—as well as unexpected and in-between—locations in the city. Collected samples were cataloged, assembled within glass terrariums, and photographed by the artist. This communal project built an abstract city map from a psychogeographical sample set of ninety-nine corners of Metropolitan Manila (and one peripheral place). More than just a collection of aesthetic images, the book also presents a quasi-academic effort to comprehend urban landscapes through scientific methodology and the prism of subjective experience.
5 Ports Publishing, The Office of Culture and Design, and Studio Wawi Navarroza, Philippines
Softcover / 9.5 x 6.5 inches / 376 pages / Color