CCA Lawns
CCA Lawns
Montréal (Québec), Canada

Inspired by the CCA exhibition ‘Actions – What You Can do with the City’, and challenged by the high cost of conventional labour-intensive landscape maintenance, an alternative was proposed that would introduce a flock of sheep to keep the museum’s grounds trimmed and fertilised. The herd would be moved to the city during the summer months, with an urban shepherd on hand to tend their needs. As part of the museum’s mandate, this intervention advances the debate on a possible future for urban agriculture.

Client
Canadian Centre of Architecture

Area
3500 m2 (0.9 acre)

Year
2009

Status
Concept

Categories
Installation
Installation
Institutional
Photomontage, CC+A, January 2009
Sheep on the south lawn of the White House, USA; WhiteHouse.gov cites the library of Congress 1918

Photomontage, CC+A, January 2009

Plan, CC+A, January 2009
Photomontage, CC+A, January 2009