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Matilde Boelhouwer

http://www.matildeboelhouwer.com

Veghel, Netherlands
Atelier Boelhouwer is a design studio which mainly focuses on the world of insects and plants. Working as a biologist, she collects, observes and studies both worlds with enormous fascination. This research is then linked to a modern-day issue like food shortages, sustainability and biodiversity. Making people more conscious about the importance of nature surrounding us or make them aware of new ideas and solutions is the main goal in her work.

Insectology: Food for Buzz


Insectology: Food for Buzz


Artificial flowers serving as an emergency food source for city dwelling insects.
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Over the last 27 years, the insect population has declined by 75. This decline is due to the use of pesticide, climate change and lack of habitat and food. Insectology: Food for Buzz focuses especially on lack of food. When you'd look at public space, we seem to have created a desert for pollinators: most greens in it are non-flowering evergreens. That was the point I decided to develop maintenance-free flowers that can be used in spaces where flowers can't grow. Together with architects and city developers, this project can be applied and so maintain existing insect populations as well as grow a stronger basis and broader biodiversity for the next populations. Besides being an actual solution to the problem of insect population decline, this project brings further awareness and knowledge on how to design future cities and it enables us to think about the biodiversity in these ever and vastly growing urban jungles.


Insectology: Food for Buzz


Insectology: Food for Buzz


Artificial flowers serving as an emergency food source for city dwelling insects.
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Type of project
  • Next alliances

Over the last 27 years, the insect population has declined by 75. This decline is due to the use of pesticide, climate change and lack of habitat and food. Insectology: Food for Buzz focuses especially on lack of food. When you'd look at public space, we seem to have created a desert for pollinators: most greens in it are non-flowering evergreens. That was the point I decided to develop maintenance-free flowers that can be used in spaces where flowers can't grow. Together with architects and city developers, this project can be applied and so maintain existing insect populations as well as grow a stronger basis and broader biodiversity for the next populations. Besides being an actual solution to the problem of insect population decline, this project brings further awareness and knowledge on how to design future cities and it enables us to think about the biodiversity in these ever and vastly growing urban jungles.



Idea by

Matilde Boelhouwer
Veghel
Netherlands
Atelier Boelhouwer is a design studio which mainly focuses on the world of insects and plants. Working as a biologist, she collects, observes and studies both worlds with enormous fascination. This research is then linked to a modern-day issue like food shortages, sustainability and biodiversity. Making people more conscious about the importance of nature surrounding us or make them aware of new ideas and solutions is the main goal in her work.