Neither fortunes nor flowers last forever

Neither fortunes nor flowers last forever is a series of workshops led by local florists that look at non-western approaches to flower arranging and illuminate diverse cultural histories of plants and flowers. Each workshop also features a critical discussion that asks questions about colonial histories, cultural appropriation, and our current climate crisis.

Scarborough Museum, 2019, commissioned as part of In Residence curated by Aisle 4.

Workshop 1: Flower Arranging Inspired by Chinese Brush Painting

Workshop 2: Spotlight on Jasmine, from Syria to the Philippines

Workshop 3: A Guide to South Asian Flower Garlands

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