Fragments and Rearrangements (The Global Plant Elite for Public Spaces) identifies the most commonly used plants used for beautification of public spaces worldwide. The plants belong to a global plant elite and are often set within a similar global park and urban landscape design. Their history can be traced back to early modernism in European cities and Western colonization, which involved botanical transplantations and construction of parks for the bourgeoisie in countries outside Europe. Today, countries that are entering the global market still appropriate this Western aesthetic of public spaces despite the often destructive impact it has on these countries biodiversity and economy.
Fragments and Rearrangements (The Global Plant Elite for Public Spaces) not only records the plants, but simultaneously reflect upon the order and logic that situate their forms of representation within science and public space. Rather than the singular scientific image and geometric patterns of flower beds, the fragmented, random and associative is highlighted as a means of questioning the interrelation of beauty and order.