MAECP – Ecologies of Reproduction

As part of the Program Master of Ecology and Contemporary Performance, Melliferopolis was invited to host a series of workshops, arching the course offered at the Theatre School in Helsinki (UniArts).

The two workshop parts named “Ecologies of Reproduction” explore the choreography between plants and pollinators as a reflection of the collaborative, evolutionary development between fauna and flora.

The course is limited to students.

1st part: November 15th and 16th 2016, to be continued in the spring of 2016.

2nd part: 28 – 31 May 2017

In the second part of the workshop around Bee Ecologies, we explore the notion of space and place connected to a bee hive. 
Starting our explorations from the architecture that hosts a bee colony, we get a glimpse inside a living bee hive in the centre of Helsinki. The city as habitat for a bee colony offers a unique diversity of features for these animals, including vegetation, micro-climate, other inhabitants as well as traffic and urbanisation.
During the three day workshop, we will actively engage with these aspects and be inspired to deepen our understanding of location, space and environment.

The workshop is guided by Christina Stadlbauer and Ulla Taipale, artists, curators and urban beekeepers who have started Melliferopolis -Honeybees in Urban Environments in Helsinki area in 2012.  

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