Lena Steinkuhler: New York Biotopes

Metropolitan weeds.

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It's kind of like DNA from the vegetation of New York City's High Line somehow got embedded into the city's manmade creations, in this stunning film from German design student Lena Steinkuhler. "New York Biotopes" looks at an NYC overgrown with itself, basically. Subway seats sprout into gorgeous blooms and turnstiles loosen into palm-like fronds as the flora assimilates with the metropolis in a quest to survive.

The plant life "change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings," writes Steinkuhler on her Vimeo post. "These biotopes are shaped by the existing living environment, but in turn also shape the newly developed living environment by their presence."

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Feb 07, 2013
Lena Steinkuhler
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