Insectology: Food for Buzz is a series of artificial ongoing flowering flowers to serve as an emergency food source for the ‘big 5 of pollination’: bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths. Together with engineers and scientists these 5 colourful, man-made flowers have been developed to be self-sustaining and continuously producing natural objects that form the ultimate attractions to those of the big 5. By using all unused empty spaces these flowers aim to revive insect populations.
Started in August, the first trial was started at Kazerne. A first step in a bigger, multiple leveled development plan. During this talk, designer Matilde Boelhouwer took us on a journey into the insect world and answered questions: What does this trial aim to do? What are the first results? How will the rest of the plan evolve? What are the next steps?