In Summer 2020, Mediamatic joined forces with artist Arne Hendriks to explore the possibilities of using mycelium as a building material for constructing towers. Month after month, a diverse range of towers have sprouted up around Mediamatic's Biotoop. The iconic structures stand as testaments to our ongoing exploration of novel modes of coexistence within urban environments. Join us in the 100 Years of Learning Masterclass to learn how the interface with the towers can re-educate our minds.
How can we humans be better actors in the world we dwell in? The Mycelium-Waste-Pigeon-Towers are our teachers; Observe, make, reflect on the ever-changing towers who host many beings. This will take time, and we shall take our time; be part of a community that crosses generations, discipline and species.
What are we learning?
Our ongoing research
The mycelium-waste-pigeon-tower is a constant process of one state moving into the next. After the mushroom harvest, the old mycelium bricks are used to build a tower, a tower aspiring to become soil
All our Pigeon Towers
Since the summer of 2020, we have been experimenting with different forms and methods of building pigeon towers with mycelium. Each structure in this timeline contributes to the research. Click on a...
Upcoming and Recent events
Participate in practical tower-building workshops, share knowledge during the Living Tower Talks , join our fun gentle discos, and be part of a new, caring culture.
Pigeon Tower Artist
Arne Hendriks is an artist and researcher on human ecology. He believes we should be more generous towards ourselves in allowing radical new ideas and practices to re-define our relationship with the...