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
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?
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April 2021 - 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