Wildlife Client Service
thursday, 13 october 2011, 11:45 am
Founded in 2008 on commission for the Whitney Biennial of Contemporary Art in New York, the eighth inception of Haeg's project opens in London at Arup, one of the leading engineering and design firms. The mission of Animal Estates is to identify the original wildlife of distinctly urban communities: to commemorate extinct breeds and to celebrate what still exists in these environments.
Using salvaged and recycled materials, Animal Estates London HQ features a front reception desk staffed by a full time director, an open area for the evolving display of estate prototypes, work stations about selected native London species, a resource library and a conference area for presentations, meetings and events. Its aim is to offer a temporary hub for activists, architects, artists, city-dwellers, designers, engineers, homeowners, and planners to research, discuss, plan, develop, and present initiatives to accommodate native London 'animal clients’.
Opening: Thursday 13 October, 6 to 8.30pm
13 October to 20 January 2012
Latest exhibition of Fritz Haeg's Animal Estates series
Produced in collaboration with the inmidtown Habitats Competition and run by The Architecture Foundation and inmidtown