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The Creeping Garden returns to Copenhagen

The Creeping Garden will be screening as part of this years Copenhagen Architecture Festival alongside a debate between leading practitioners and researchers within bio-based building materials and the green urban development of the future.

Why is it necessary for architects to engage in the development of new materials and how it will affect the way we build? How can nature inspire our approach to buildings and urban development? How do we draw the line between nature and architecture?

In the panel you can meet: Associate Professor Phil Ayres from CITA, Royal Academy, who has just been granted 18 million by the EU for research into the use of CO2-neutral bio-based materials in architecture and has ongoing ambitious research projects such as FUNGAR working on using mycelium as intelligent building material. Daniel Philip Veenboer from the design studio EFFEKT, who collaborates with Cornell, Home.Earth and NREP on a project where the ambition is to convert waste into building materials. Alexandra Vindfeld Hansen,landscape architect and head of the design studio SLA’s research and development efforts, which bridges the gap between research and practice.

Moderator: Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (Head of CITA, Royal Academy).

After the debate, the 2014 film The Creeping Garden by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp is shown, 70 minutes.

The Creeping Garden returns to Hot Docs

It is a real pleasure to be currently screening online at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers cinema. We took the film to Hot Docs back in 2015 and so to be invited back to be part of their High Minded strand of films is wonderful. For more info on the screening follow this link. Continue Reading

Slime Inspiration

It is a great thrill to be on THIS LIST of the Films That Influenced Ben Wheatley’s ‘In the Earth’. In the English summer of 2020, during a brief lull in the coronavirus pandemic, Ben Wheatley and crew set off into the woods to film the psychedelic thriller, In the Earth. In the film, Dr. Martin… Continue Reading

The Decline of Butterflies and how to help

Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs. It will come as no surprise to hear this loss is due to destruction of natural habitats such as wildflower meadows, peatbogs… Continue Reading

Slime Mould heads to Ramsgate Festival of Sound

Celebrating the landscape, buildings, people and history of Ramsgate in exciting new ways with multiple sound installations and hundreds of amazing musicians, performers and artists, Ramsgate Festival of Sound is coming this July, and we are very happy that The Creeping Garden will be playing among the screenings Co-director Jasper Sharp will be there in… Continue Reading