Ever wondered how wildlife can thrive in a world where urbanisation is booming? Is it possible for humans and wildlife to both thrive in built up environments? With urbanisation on the increase globally, and with our own borough changing rapidly, it’s important to explore ways in which buildings can be designed to host both humans and non-human species. An increase in empty high-rise buildings together with the loss of historical buildings has put strain on local wildlife to thrive in the Croydon borough. This workshop aims to explore some of the solutions to these problems and will be co-hosted by Feral Partnerships. Feral Partnerships are an architectural collective whose work puts biodiversity, ecology and the natural world at the forefront of their designs. This workshop is opportunity to explore the amazing work they do whilst getting creative and building your own bird box!
ABOUT FERAL PARTNERSHIPS AND PUBLIC GARDEN SOLUTIONS:
Feral Partnerships is a design collective founded by Matthew Darmour-Paul, James Powell, Enrico Brondelli di Brondello & Beth Fisher Levine, born out of frustration with professional and academic practice standards in architecture around ecological and biodiversity loss. Sam and Lira are working with Feral Partnerships in their ‘Desire Paths’ Commission ‘Public Garden Solutions’ project to create a Swift Birdbox that will be placed throughout Croydon as well as an IKEA inspired PDF flatpack manual for a bird box people can make on their own.