The international conference GARDENING OF SOUL: RESOURCES OF PERSPECTIVES was successfully held on 22 and 23 February 2024

On 22 and 23 February 2024, the successful international conference GARDENING OF SOUL: PERSPECTIVES OF RESOURCES took place at Jan Evangelisty Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, organized by the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University and the Ústí nad Labem House of Arts. This event brought inspiring discussions and new perspectives on the issue of caring for the locality, community, and nature from the standpoint of current artistic and curatorial strategies utilizing the metaphor of the garden and aspects of gardening to all participants.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to all presenters for their valuable contributions and involvement in the conference. Thanks to their expertise and passionate sharing of experiences, the conference became not only a place for mutual learning but also an inspiration for further work in the field of environmental and community care.

We would also like to thank all 120 attendees who came to the conference and created a pleasant atmosphere with their presence. Your interest and support are a great encouragement and motivation for us to continue organizing similar events.

The international conference was supported by the EEA and Norway Grants 2014–2021.