Kviečia prisijungti: Melliferopolis - European Cities for Honeybees
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I am planning to apply for european money for a mega honeybee project. And so i thought i have to contact you and see if you know someone who could be interested in becoming partner in Lithuania. The mini description of what I would like to do is attached and i am looking for cultural organisations as well as beekeepers in cities and countryside, for artists that work with animals or environmental issues or people involved with food (honey but also mead, for example).
Melliferopolis - European Cities for Honeybees
A multi-layered approach for investigation including art, science and civil society
In natural environments insect pollinators are considered as available commodity.
Urban apiculture introduces a domesticated variation to facilitate cities to transform into “eco-cities” by fostering biodiversity, complementing re-vegetation and sourcing local food. As for multi-floral honey foraged from plants within the city limits, it claims to contain less pesticides than its rural double.
The project Melliferopolis proposes experimental investigations in the field focusing on sustainable urban apiculture, honey and its environmental monitoring capabilities as well as crafts, skills and knowledge around Apis Mellifera. The creation of a dynamic platform to fuse and cross pollinate worlds of art, science, food and crafts in academia, cultural organisations as well as civil society and individuals is intended.
The rich and inspiring world of honeybees can provide artists/creatives with new tools, perspectives and source material. Science is invited to investigate nature monitors, assessing qualities of living environments. Interactions can lead to artistic expressions of the scientific realm that feed back into science leading to new dynamics and inspiration.
Beekeepers and cooks, urban designers and environmental artists in 11 European countries are invited to collaborate, contribute and harvest in order to weave ideas, creations and results back into society as interpretation and reflection of the state of their habitat. Inhabitants are encouraged to converse and interact with their newly perceived surroundings.
“What escapes the eye is a much more insidious kind of extinction – the extinction of ecological interaction.” - Daniel H. Janzen