Michael Smythe + Phytology

Michael Smythe is an artist, urban farmer and creative director of Nomad Projects, an independent arts foundation that develops experimental projects across digital and location-specific spaces. Nomad Projects critically engages with issues surrounding environmental and social equality within the urban landscape. 

Current projects includes Phytology, an urban physic garden and research institute in Bethnal Green (East London), Urban Mind a global research project investigating the relationship between the landscape and mental health and Mobile Apothecary, a herbal medicine dispensary providing free healthcare to individuals and communities with limited access to accommodation and quality health care.

Michael studied installation, performance and art history at the Australian National University, Canberra, and Hochschule Der Künste, Berlin. 

Phytology’s Website | Phytology’s Instagram

A Field Of Flax

A project by Raisa Kabir, Rule of Threes Arts and Taking Root

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