To celebrate the fourth iteration of The New Local, an event took place at Mare Street on 30 November 2017 where staff brought along office indoor plants to take part in a plant-swap event.

In the fourth publication LCF staff received a small botanical guide of some of the humble plants around the College, recognising their potential as a means of transformation. This publication catalogs the plant life that inhabits the offices and rooms within five campuses.

Bringing nature inside has been our way of making the work place more welcoming and hospitable, but it’s also a way to make the artificial environment feel less so. At the same time, these indoor plants are an architectural intervention as much as a botanical one, negotiated between the natural behaviour of the plants and the new environment they are bought into.

Copies of the botanical guide have been sent acorss LCF sites. Share your thoughts in the comments below.