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Catherine Bodmer Les paradis de Granby - Fig. 14, 2014–2015.
Photo : © Catherine Bodmer
La dissémination est un terme le plus souvent utilisé pour désigner la dispersion de graines, par divers moyens. Elle permet entre autres aux plantes de coloniser de nouveaux milieux. – Source : Wikipédia

The Garden in All its States: Les paradis de Granby

Isadora Chicoine-Marinier
The garden is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world. — Michel Foucault1 1 - Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces, Heterotopias,” trans. Jay Miskowiec, Architecture, Mouvement, Continuité 5 (1984): 48.

In recent years, environmentalism has challenged anthropocentrism, a concept of the world based on human experience and values. The anthropocentric paradigm, which relates every­thing to humankind, led to an objectification of nature. Then, as a result of the environmental awareness that developed in the 1960s, ecocentrism emerged as a new paradigm, one that values biodiversity and the interrelation of different life forms. In The Three Ecologies (1989), philosopher and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari draws on the concept of ecosophy, which considers the relations between environment, society, and human subjectivity, to challenge the binary opposition between nature and culture. Guattari calls for micropolitical actions and aesthetic practices that can help individual and collective subjectivities re-envision how to live together.

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