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(Archive) Community Seed Bank for Colour (CSBC)

Enhancing the use and experience of botanical colors in daily life with an open source seed bank for historical dye plants.

This project was part of DDW 2020
'Tidal' by Claudy Jongstra — © ©Anne Claire de Breij

CSBC is an open source seed bank for historical dye plants that promotes the revitalization of our visual world while stimulating biodiversity, contributing to the preservation of cultural heritage and protecting indigenous plant species.

For centuries, botanical colours have played a central role in agriculture, economy and culture. The cultivated landscape provided a wealth of flowers and plants that yielded rich colours for diverse application in art and daily life, not the least of whi

Isatis tinctoria seed cluster — © ©Studio Claudy Jongstra