Speculative Landscapes

Collaboration with Rubiane Maia, Marta Fernandez Calvo and Cherry Truluck

Created with Custom Food Lab

A landslide and site of rare geological interest on the border between the UK and France, the Folkestone Warren, the site is one of the most active landslides in Britain. It is also one of the most surveyed: monitored and observed for shifts in climate, erosion, geology and is said to have been one of the first geological explorations in Europe. The landslide originates 40 meters underground, an earthly reality that is controlled through vast terraforming projects and monitored on the surface.

Through Speculative Landscapes, the Warren is explored as a hovering network of geological stories, vast underground reserves of disruption, knowledges, journeys, loves and memories, spread across and below like a blanket of tangled plants that inhabit the landscape – goosegrass, knotweed, sea beets, sour fig, brambles and ivy, exploring relationality on scales from the atomic to the interplanetary.