non-
human urban
wellbeing

On holistic wellbeing of the more-than-human creatures and entities that share our public and private urban spaces

With inspiration from the work of

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embodied learnings

Dubbed Asia's largest suburb, BF Homes in Parañaque City, Philippines, has been experiencing a three-year explosion in the population of street animals.  Intact pets, sent out onto the streets due to their human owners' dire pandemic-induced economic conditions, quickly reproduce with the strays.  Most offspring are malnourished, and do not survive to adulthood as they succumb to vehicular collisions, a toxic diet, and rampant contagious illnesses.

Urban wellbeing, averaged across human and non-human entities present, is very low.  This is the city we have designed.  What can we learn from lives like these?  Who are the groups working voluntarily to alleviate non-human suffering here?  What are the systemic challenges they face?

April 2020 - present

designing for all

In the context of our more-than-human neighbours, what does inclusive design really mean?  What larger ecosystemic roles do urban forests and other microhabitats play?

We investigate and experiment how we might design ecosystem-centric buildings and urban spaces that also create space for living creatures and non-living entities we share our urban areas with.

July 2020 - present

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