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Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

UpRoot is a series of creative gardening and foraging workshops with recent UK immigrants, including refugees, crafting a nurturing creative space to talk about leaving and finding home through the medium of plants.

Curious‘ commitment to community engagement prioritises speaking ‘to’ and ‘with’ rather than ‘for’ and ‘about’ immigrants. Curious invites participants to acknowledge and celebrate survival, diversity and interconnectivity in times of upheaval and change and to think about the ways we can nurture the environment and each other in our local communities. Curious employ rooting and uprooting as metaphors for personal as well as botanical stories at a time when 65 million people are displaced worldwide.

Recent call outs for Uproot

4-5 May 2019 at Phytology as part of 2 Degrees Festival
17 May 2019 at Canterbury University as part of their UNESCO Festival

For more information on this project contact Cat Harrison at

Date Title Venue City
4–5 May 2019 UpRoot Phytology London
Photo by Hugo Glendinning.