How can we create city oasis for the many species living alongside us?
Animalesque is aiming to understand and experience the Animal Kingdom in the urban and cultural space, starting in Berlin, with the goal to extend our work abroad.
In order to understand how people and animals co-habit, we investigate the collective behaviours of a wide range of animals -from insects to birds to mammals- and their patterns of displacement and territorial domains in the city. We design and build 1:1 scale installations to create responsive ecosystems and study pollination of different species. Sensorial augmentation helps us to dive into the hidden and unexpected layers of the animal world.
The inherent diversity and richness of the animal world can only be engaged by bringing together a diversity of approaches, backgrounds and skills. We believe that Animalesque´s cutting edge approach in our relationship with the animal kingdom can not only be engaged by architectural frameworks, but on the contrary, demands abilities, but mainly interest to develop a “Naturalist Vision” where experiments, observations and knowledge grow and evolve as the result of an exploring attitude towards nature.