Municipal Bees (Master Thesis)
An Urban Wild Bee Guerilla
The thesis is devided in a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part starts by investigating the relation of man and nature in regards to the growing separation between nature and the anthroposphere, the implications of the Anthropocene and the perception of urban 'pests'.
The following chapter examines the situation of honeybees and wild bees in Germany as well as the wild bees' distinct way of life and existential needs, focusing on those bees that nest in hollow channels. In the practical part, ways of interweaving technology and nature are explored in a series of considerations and experiments on function, material and form before the final project, Hive Bombs, was developed.
Experiment on Generating Form
You can find much more information and detailed descriptions of this thesis on the dedicated website, municipalbees.de, as well as on the website for the final Hive Bomb project, hivebombs.de. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in the full PDF version of this thesis.