Noëlle Mulder





Noëlle Mulder has studied spontaneous urban vegetation by researching Gilles Clément and the New Perennial Movement, and applied their principles of design to urban landscapes. Her work brings out the contrast between the planned and the spontaneous, between structure and chaos. In front of The Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Noëlle has created a circle of wild flowers seeded in the splits between the pavement tiles and in the same grid-like pattern where there are no tiles. The grid performs a framework to expose how the public responds to the flowers as they emerge, and, in turn, how this response influences the vegetation, thus creating an interplay between movement and growth. Contrasts become visible, and people’s flow becomes apparent in a vulnerable grid of wild flowers.