What can we do about the lack of involvement with nature in cities?


Image from ‘Click Essay’ by Ted Hunt

There’s a great film at the end of this equally brilliant ‘click essay’ by Ted Hunt. The ‘click essay’ is a great format for fast, engaging communication – I might use that format in the future in my work.

This nature/city problem is a good problem to design for – because it’s real, and complex, and there’s a host of opportunities within it to make a positive change. My friend and ex-classmate Annie Bowers‘ final year project was about this problem, and her solution was a range of objects that people could use in different weathers to maximise their engagement with nature.

Look at her website for more images and information, or her Vimeo for films. She is going to be in the film made by David Bond and Green Lions for Channel 4 next summer… keep an eye out.

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