About the Project
At the turn-of-the-twenty-first century, more than half of humanity lived in cities for the first time in history. Open Gaarden brings together history and technology to reimagine what it means to live in this urbanized world, revealing overlooked community food spaces and urban biodiversity hidden in plain sight. Our app aims to make green spaces part of our everyday life—part of the foreground rather than the background. Our goal is to help visualize changes in land use patterns over time—from the movement of farms to the disruption of ecological systems to the reintroduction of these spaces in the twenty-first century.
With Open Gaarden, we can reimagine what “green” means and regenerate nature, communities, and stories.