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Anna Lina among Japanese Knotweed

Look at our excursion!

Anna Lina is one of our interns that helped us to go around the city and plant signs for Japanese Knotweed. Here she is walking with Japanese Knotweed surrounding her. 

On May 6th, we went on an excursion to plant signs around Amsterdam with our interns to create awareness about the Japanese Knotweed and our work shine a light on its existence in our urban environment.

Some plants are exchanged as tokens of love, some are glorified as national emblems, while some are labeled as 'invasive' or 'pest'. We hope to plant some seeds of doubt regarding the conventionally accepted botanical labels and cultural consumption of specific plants in the Netherlands, and beat around the bush for a while as we expand our focus on the contexts in which such knowledge is formed.

Photo taken in May 6th, 2022.

Photo credit: Andrea Valdivia