Come, play, design and build your own birdhouse, then share it with the world. 15th August,
“Make a little birdhouse in your Kiez” will show people how to make bird houses from trash and then place them in public spaces – trees, lamp-posts, street signs and buildings. This process will educate people about waste, and engage them directly in improving directly their urban environment. The birdhouses themselves will create a provocation, bring birdsong to the streets and make the Kiez just that little bit nicer for everyone in it. The project would manifest in workshops – street actions and documented online with a how to replicate in your own Kiez.
The first of these workshops will take the form of a lab, we invite you to come and share your knowledge of Birds in the city - if you have any, but more importantly to come, play and prototype birdhouses from local recycled materials you've found in the neighbourhood.
We will then document our outcomes and place the birdhouses on Lamp-posts, trees, buildings and street signs in the neighborhood, creating a welcoming habitat for birds to share the city with us.
We then invite you to run your own workshop to share your knowledge with a local neighborhood project, school, or just spontaneously at an event. There will be a small budget to help you with this.
If you would like to join in please sign up here.
If you would like to host a workshop in your community space please email me.
Note: This workshop is free, payment will be in the form of documentation - so please bring tools to help photograph and share your knowledge with the world.
A massive thanks to Awesome Foundation, Berlin Branch, for making this all possible