Erik Diekstra
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01-06-2013 de Duivenmest toren - Freezing Favela

This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. The Pigeon Tower is a project by Arne Hendriks, part of Freezing Favela.

Nowadays most people unfortunately experience pigeons as annoying. Maybe we should reconsider this. Pigeons are loved by tourists and bring spectacle and dynamics to the urban landscape. They also help to clean up the city by eating discarded food. If they can produce fertilizer, for example for urban agricultural projects, their status will grow again and (like bees that produce honey) they will rebuild a more valued relationship with humans. To do this I want to build a prototype pigeon tower in the Freezing Favela from recycled paper briquettes.