1918 Allotment, Oxford
Between Spring and Autumn of 2021, JC Niala recreated an allotment in the style of 1918 on one of Fig’s plots on Elder Stubbs Allotments in Oxford. This online exhibition shares images and reflections from the resultant book. Entitled Portal:1918 Allotment, this formed a document of the project through poems, journal entries, and images.
The publication, designed by Julia Utreras and published by Fig, works with the following question: How do you document what happens on a piece of land over a growing season, while recognising the history that made it possible for people to be growing on that same piece of land for over a century?
You can find out more about the project on Fig’s website. JC’s book will soon be available from The MERL shop. In the meantime it can be purchased online here.