Animal Estates London HQ.
The headquarters provide a place for activists, architects, artists, city-dwellers, designers, engineers, homeowners, and planners to research, discuss, plan, develop, and present initiatives to accommodate native London ‘animal clients’. On 31st October Urban Lab/UCL Environmental Institute held a research workshop Insect City exploring the relationships between insects and cities.
Content on display in the space ranges from simple wood nest-boxes that any local resident could construct and strategically install at home, to information about broad master planning – Arup’s core activity – for urban wildlife corridors throughout the city. The space also features areas for the evolving display of estate prototypes, work stations about each of the 11 native London animal clients, a conference room for meetings and presentations, a resource library, and a place to consult with local urban wildlife experts.
The exhibition continues until 20th January 2012.