Kitti Gosztola




Colonia Herbaria is a joint project of Judit Árva – Kitti Gosztola and the garden design students at Varga Márton Horticultural and Surveying Technical School, including a workshop and exhibition at The Space of Opportunity community space, and an art publication.


What view do we take on our houseplants? What is the nature of the relationship between humans and plants? How has the former influenced and shaped the history of the latter, and vice versa? In the workshop, the personal relationships to plants were juxtaposed with botanical, political and theoretical aspects. As a result, peculiar green colonies and plant communities were constructed and then exhibited in allusive ways and locations in the space. 


The eponymous bilingual publication places these processes and results into a graphically rich context of the international and Hungarian history of houseplant culture and politics.