The topic of the 30th edition of the festival international des jardins in Chaumont-sur-Loire is: The ideal garden!
IDEAL: Ideal, from late Latin idealis, corresponding to the archetype to Latin idea „archetype, thought, idea“
GARDEN: Indo-European root cart(o), garto, protection, in Latin hortus, french jardin
All the doors are locked! There are 4 golden doors at the threshold into the garden. Children, little people, wheelchair users, Dirk Nowitzkis, all have a door with a keyhole at eye level. But what is behind the doors? If you look through the keyhole, the garden appears behind it, inside the letters „Liberté“! The garden is: freedom!
Outtake: One of the best comments on our work, which was one of 20 gardens in Chaumont. A group approaches the garden. One man is enthusiastic and says: “Great, here the toilets are not divided by gender but by body size: That’s diversity!