Architectures for the Other Side – WS

As part of Pixelache Festival, Melliferopolis gave a 3 days workshop at the festival site in Lapinlahti.

The participants were from all walks of life and created 3 experimental, empathic hives that are exhibited until Sunday, 25th of September.

3 groups went from idea to design and finally building the 3 bee houses. In the three days not everything could be finished, but there is time until next spring, when new bee colonies will hopefully populate the new dwellings, to complete.

*** Workshop Contd. – see some images here!
Some improvements and changes that are needed before putting the bees inside their new homes are done in a mini workshop, open to all last year’s participants on Saturday, 8th of April 2017, in Lapinlahti. 

The hives will then be assigned their new places, and as soon as the season allows, bees will come to populate their new experimental homes! ***

Some impressions from our workshop in September:
Day 1: a bit of theory and background – then ideas started to come.


Day 2: from design to materials, first steps with the power tools!


Day 3: towards completion – time does not stretch.



More images are here:

Thank You everybody for a wonderful workshop!!

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Melliferopolis experiments with new ways of understanding bees, beekeeping and the ecology of the hive. The project examines the role of honeybees and other pollinators in an urban context and explores the many differing relations between humans and these insects.

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