Nature/Nurture Programme

13.09.2019 →
Brompton’s curatorial theme, Nature/Nurture, explores what design is doing to protect and learn from the natural world, reconsidering our physical and emotional connection to nature, particularly in the urban environment.

A series of commissioned projects for Nature/Nurture, curated by Jane Withers Studio, takes place in outdoor location across the District. The first of these, BROMPTON BIOTOPIA is a series of animal habitats designed to support urban biodiversity. Designers Marlène Huissoud, Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths and Material Architecture Lab all work from an animal perspective and explore the potential applications of natural materials. 

The TRACELESS pavilion by Jorge Penadés is a nomadic structure inspired by the biomechanics of the human body. The moving pavilion will pop up in three public spaces in Brompton over the course of the Festival on Thursday 19,  Friday 20 and Sunday 22 September.

Bio-ID Lab from the Bartlett School of Architecture present Indus, a simple and accessible modular wall system constructed from leaf-like clay tiles designed to treat polluted water. The tiles vein-like channels hold a seaweed-based hydrogel containing microalgae that can capture heavy metals from wastewater. Indus can be readily installed in rural areas, fabricated from locally available materials and construction techniques. The tiled wall will be installed at 21 Thurloe Place for the duration of London Design Festival.

Pick up a Brompton map to discover the Nature/Nurture programme for Brompton Design District during London Design Festival. 
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