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If only … We could have walking gardens: MET Studio’s designer appears in FX Magazine

Donacio Acosta, one of MET’s senior designers, put forward an idea for FX Magazine’s ‘If Only’ feature. It focuses on the idea of walking gardens.

“Since the opening of the first public parks during the 19th century, our perspective of what green areas are and what they do for us have evolved. Initially they were considered merely ornamental features, but thereafter they acquired social value as spaces for communal activities, and nowadays they are even used as a tool to raise prices in a “bubbly” real-estate market.

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all a tree is a powerful living agent that filters the air trough the natural process of photosynthesis. If only we could take advantage of this and develop walking, automatised gardens with the ability to detect highly polluted areas inside our cities, together with the capacity to move towards them as “green agents” creating temporary gardens occupying available free spaces like parking areas or wide lanes in order to generate an ephemeral forest which will help to purify the urban atmosphere.”