PROPOSAL BY BEE COLLECTIVE FOR IBA PARKSTAD
Proposal and visuals
IBA parkstad is looking for innovative, future-proof projects that will be of lasting importance to the development of a town, city or region. IBA does not do any construction work itself, but manages processes. It is laying the foundations for a new orientation towards the future which will drive social change. Put simply, IBA helps to improve a town, city or region. IBA gives them a boost. The IBA period will come to an end in 2020 with an exhibition of the completed projects.
Proposal by Bee Collective
Bee Cities are centralised beehives that make it possible to keep bees legally and safely in densely populated areas. They come complete with all the equipment they need for honey production. Bee Cities are managed by a collective, where beekeepers are trained and beekeeping is encouraged. Nearby residents and schoolchildren learn about the part bees play in food production. The digital platform Bee Connection keeps different Bee Cities connected. The digital exchange leads to physical collaboration and the exchange of knowledge. The network started life in Parkstad and is spreading to neighbouring countries.
Bee collective is selected as candidate.