The small-scale urban gardens in central Havana are more than merely the physical spaces. They maintain complex networks that represent political orientations. In this chapter we trace the networks of small-scale gardens through Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and show how the network is a Garden in itself. Acts, intentions, actions, thoughts and performances all constitute the Garden and generate subjectivities. Through our network-thinking, we distinguish ‘the Garden’ from ‘the garden as a confined space’. The Garden emerges from the network of all small gardens across Cuba. Moreover, it transcends the material and discusses ideological performativity. The network-thinking reveals how sustainable practices can evoke intimate experiences between humans and non-humans within the realm of everyday life and the blurred boundaries of nature and culture.
KeywordsActor-Network Theory Non-humans Sustainability Subjectivity Network-thinking Action Intention Performativity
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