Jeremy Deller is working to make a habitat for bats in London to promote wildlife friendly building design and public engagement with ecological issues. You can take part in monthly design challenges and next spring there will be a national design competition for artists, designers, architechts and the like for the final design of the house. The website is just up with resources and more. Deller is probably best known for the re-enactment of a miners strike: "The Battle of Orgreave"
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.