Nature Cots – Portable Beds for Urban Nature

Nature Cots is an urban nature research project by Mieluisa. The aim is to bring intensive nature to the concrete jungle via small scale portable nature devices – Nature Cots.

Urbanization and urban densification are global megatrends. Because of the densification, there is not always room for large natural areas in cities. Therefore it is paramount to develop strategies on how to bring intensive nature to cities in small scale units.Climate change, chemicalization of our natural environment and the rapid degradation of biodiversity are global challenges. It is important to develop new biodiversity enhancing approaches in all scales of urban planning and design. In Nature Cots project we study how urban biodiversity and human-nature connections could be increased via small, human size scale solutions and interventions. What could we achieve with small, portable or even completely mobile ”nature generators”? How could these small Nature Cots enchance the networks of urban nature?

The Nature Cots project is supported by Kone Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Institute In New York and The Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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