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Around the UK, artist-designer-makers and community groups are meeting bamboo experts from 4 continents and exploring what we can create with UK grown bamboo, before the Imagine Bamboo Summit, as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival. Find out more about what’s happening in the wider Imagine Bamboo project here
About Taking Root
Taking Root is a collaborative community growing project that explores the relationship that people living in the UK have with bamboo plants as a sustainable material, as a carbon sink, and its role and ours in tackling the climate crisis. Over 8-9 weeks, a group of residents in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Liverpool City Region will collectively grow a set of young Borinda bamboo plants at home while coordinating with each other on the growing process. They will share growing tips and learn about the impact of bamboo on the climate through a digital platform. In a grand Planting Ceremony in July 2022, the bamboo parents will bring their plants back to take root in urban spaces in their region, to act as a symbol of their collective commitment to tackling the climate crisis.
Taking Root is a project by Ling Tan and is part of the creative development of Bridge2Bamboo, an ambitious arts, engineering and community project for 2022, produced by Imagineer Productions, supported by Arts Council England.