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Doniczkowa utopia? Rośliny pokojowe w Warszawskiej Spółdzielni Mieszkaniowej
Potted Utopia? Indoor Plants in the Warsaw Housing Cooperative

Author(s): Weronika Parfianowicz-Vertun
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Sociology, Social history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: plants; flats; Warsaw Housing Cooperative

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses plant breeding in the flats of the Warsaw Housing Cooperative during the interwar period. The author analyses the articles offering advice on potted plants, raising the issue of greenery in the estates and the importance of nature in the lives of residents of urban estates, and attempts to reconstruct various meanings attributed to potted plants, practices associated with them and the ways in which they became part of a larger modernization and educational project.

  • Issue Year: 460/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 131-143
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish