During Dutch Design Week, you can see one of the pigeon towers taking shape as it is being built. You also get the chance to participate in the building process at several moments during the week.
In describing the project, Hendriks states: "We are building a pigeon tower with the waste material of oyster mushroom grower John Verbruggen from Erp. Such a tower attracts enormous biodiversity, edible fungi grow on it, and the tower gives a nice picture of the cycle." It's temporary, living architecture for non-human life."
Hara Hachi Bu Village
The building of the pigeon tower is part of Mediamatic's contribution to Hara Hachi Bu Village, organized by MU. In this village, a temporary collective of artists, designers, musicians and tinkerers will practice stepping back to make room for the other and for other forms of thinking, feeling, designing and making.
Hara haha bu means: Eat until you are 80% full. So don't eat until you can't eat anymore, but eat until you are no longer hungry. It is the advice people give each other at the beginning of a meal on the Japanese island of Okinawa. It's an invitation to reserve a little space, for the other person, for example
Mycelium Pigeon Towers at Dutch Design Week
Hari Hachi Bu Village
Ketelhuisplein, Strijp-S, Eindhoven
17 till 24 October, 2021, 10:00-18:00