Medicinal Field

The Phytology medicine garden has been sown with over thirty-two varieties of indigenous plants common to the streets of London and urban ecosystems across the country. Generally regarded as ‘weeds’, each plant has been selected for its historic and on-going use in phytotherapy and traditional medicine...  MORE...

Gardeners Report

Phytology’s Gardener’s Report, written by horticulturist Gabby Boraston, offers a behind the scenes look at the Phytology site. Each report captures Gabby’s personal interaction with the space, but also provides an invaluable record of the site’s diverse plant and wildlife.  MORE...

DJ Simpson

DJ Simpson is a painter and sculptor whose practice explores the connection between geometric built environment and organic layering of patterns and shapes...

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Institute of Use

Institute of Use are exploring the history, soil, ecology, derelict materiality and value of the Phytology site...  MORE...

Talya Baldwin

British illustrator Talya Baldwin has been commissioned to produce an extensive collection of botanical illustrations for the Phytology project...  MORE...

Voiced

The Voiced project takes the form of a traditional artist residency, providing a space for writers to explores the cultural heritage of East London through song and spoken text.

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IN YOUR HANDS

Standpoint Studios, in collaboration with Phytology, invite young people aged 8 -14 to participate in a series of creative workshops over the summer of 2017. The course will focus on research within the Phytology site, exploring the amazing and illusive life of urban BATS!  MORE...

Bill Posters

The Phytology billboard host's an evolving and eclectic series of interventions throughout 2017...  MORE...

Kathrin Böhm

As artist in residence Kathrin Böhm will generate a new body of research exploring how the Phytology site can be best accessed as a cultural hub...

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Wetland

The wetland enhancement project aims to support the newt and toad population already existing on site...  MORE...

Urban Mind

Help us understand how city living is affecting mental wellbeing. By collecting real-time data about the characteristics of your urban environment and your state of mind, we will be able to understand how different aspects of the urban environment affect mental wellbeing.  MORE...

Adopt A Plant

Adopt A Plant provides a platform for individuals to develop a greater understanding of indigenous plants common to the streets of London and urban ecosystems across the country...  MORE...

Making GOOD

In 2017 we will launch GOOD, a toothpaste range developed from plants grown in the Phytology medicine garden.  MORE...

Bat Sanctuary

In 2017 the Phytology team will launch a new bat sanctuary project - extending the natural resources of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve to accomodate an urban bat population...

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Sam Wallman

Sam Wallman's graphic essay and billboard works explore the roots and contemporary manifestations of private property and territorialism, the concept of non-spaces, and everyday resistances to these ideas...  MORE...

Campfire Club

In time-honoured fashion we will gather around roaring blazes enveloped in music and entertainment...  MORE...

Vhils

An avid experimentalist, Vhils has been developing his notion of the aesthetics of vandalism in the form of stencil painting, wall carving and pyrotechnic explosion-drawings since 2001...  MORE...

Shared Lunch

Across the summer months a host of local residents will cook-up a variety of shared meals using fresh ingredients from the Phytology medicine garden.  MORE...

Tal Brosh

Tal Brosh has produced an illustrated history of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in four incarnations: a medieval market garden, Victorian church, WW2 bomb site and an apothecary garden...  MORE...

Ellie Doney

Ellie Doney is an artist whose practice investigates and interprets the cultural status and value of found materials...

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Ministry of Stories

As artists in residence, Ministry of Stories developed a series of experimental creative writing workshops based on urban wildness...  MORE...

Lucy McLauchlan

Lucy McLauchlan's large-scale monochromatic paintings are at home within galleries and museums just as they are covering multi-story building across Europe, gigantic billboards in China, huts of The Gambia, Italian water towers, Norwegian lighthouses, car parks of Detroit, to the depths of abandoned subway tunnels in New York...  MORE...