Nature Scenes are environments for wildlife that serve complementary roles for animals and humans. Each features a My Naturewatch wildlife camera to capture images of the animal visitors that will be publicly shared during the London Design Festival.
From an animal perspective the installations offer welcome, acting as shelters, feeding stations and watering points where various species can mingle. The DIY structures are built with natural materials that feel familiar to animals and can serve as shelters for some, and food for others.
From a human audience perspective, these spaces are small scale ‘sets’ or ‘still lifes’ which acknowledge that the natural world and the human world are intertwined. Natural materials are interspersed with touches of the human-made to emphasize the entanglement of people and other animals in urban settings such as Brompton.
The city is already home to many creatures beyond humans – from rats to peregrine falcons, foxes to mice, native plants to nematodes. The first step towards welcoming them is to be sensitive to the fact that they’re already here.
Designing from a Non-human Perspective
Monday, 16th September
17.30 - 18.30 at The Hour Glass Pub
279-283 Brompton Road, London SW3 2DY
Dean Brown and Liliana Ovalle from Interaction Research Studio, ornithologist Jamie Dunning and designer Patrick Stevenson-Keating discuss the environmental entanglement between humans and animals, and how designers can help to reset the balance with nature, recognising we are not the only species on the planet.
This event is free.
Please register here.
Visit our Nature Scenes
The exhibition will be held across three locations and is free of entry.
Alexander Square Garden SW3 2DE will host three Nature Scenes.
The White Post Gallery on 25 Thurloe Street, London's tiniest gallery will also show a Nature Scene.
The Hour Glass Pub, on 279-283 Brompton Road, will show images from the cameras amidst a scenography using paper by G. F. Smith.