A mobile educational garden on the Kings Cross development site (Skip Garden). A 5-year temporary project on a development site (Canning Town Caravanserai). A 999-year lease for slow, community-led development through temporary interventions on the banks of the River Lea (Cody Dock). A public space, community garden and art project on a disused heritage site (Abbey Gardens). An urban farm and social enterprise in various sites in Hounslow (Cultivate London).
How is ephemerality defined in each case? How is the condition of ephemerality conducive to place-making? Through empirical research and literature review, this paper aims to theorise the perception and experience of place as conditioned by ephemerality.