phase one : Nature journaling
As research to support the NatureRx Workshop Series, Bí Urban collaborated with DIT Visual Communication Students to create a series of Nature Journals. The students were asked to document their personal interaction with & connection to nature in the urban environment and use this experience to develop triggers and prompts to engage the public in NatureRx Journaling.
Journaling is one method we can use to cultivate our powers of observation, cultivating a closer relationship with the nature, and help understand the value of green spaces that often go unnoticed in our North Central Dublin communities.
This exhibition is currently available for personal viewing on request at Bí URBAN.
PHASE TWO : NATURAL TREASURE
In this NatureRx workshop, participants explored the folklore and medicinal properties of plants growing on their doorstep and immortalised them in precious metal, attributing new value to urban biodiversity.
The amulets created represent our commitment to enriching our knowledge of and preserving the biodiversity in our urban environment.
This is a workshop we would eventually like to run publicly, the first part being a walk & outdoor classroom on the Lifeline, establishing it as a living lab for the public to engage with.