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  • ‘A Social Organism as a Work of Art’

    “This project is so exciting!” Helena Bonham Carter

    “This is such a fresh way to combine art and nature.” Tim Burton

     

    The Invisible City is about hacking connections between nature, social networks and cultural happenings - ‘a conceptual Matryoshka doll of culture-within-nature-within-culture’ (Fortune). The project intends to create a sanctuary for culture comprised of treehouse pavilions situated by the Boating Lake in Regents Park, London.

    The Invisible City will be comprised of a series of biophilic pavilions designed to capture the awe that we experienced while living in self-built tree dwellings. The project aims to use these pavilions as incubators, generating creative responses from artists, thinkers and performers.

    The project aims to act as an intervention into the nature of the city, remapping the territory between nature and culture. Hack the Invisible City! Burst the seams of virtual worlds, manifest ideas and occupy the invisible.

    The Invisible City is an art project by Shuster and Moseley inspired by their meeting up a tree on a protest site in the Brecon Beacons some 6 years ago. Formed in partnership with The Royal Parks and patroned by Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter, and Charles Knevitt (Former Director, RIBA Trust).

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Invisible City: The Site

the site

The site is situated on the picturesque banks of the Regent’s Park Boating Lake, occupying a secluded crescent area of land in a beautiful wildlife reserve. The site will be open to the public from dusk until dawn, and will have some access at night, “aiming to transform our experience with/in urban green space”(Co.Exist).

Invisible City: Aerial Arena

aerial arena

A sculptural environment raised high above the ground, wrapped in concentric timber ‘ribs’ and a transparent ‘skin’ sculpted to interact with sound and light. This pavilion was designed in collaboration with leading sustainable practice Jerry Tate Architects, who has worked on prestigious architectural projects including the Eden Project.


This pavilion will form the centre point of the site, offering a platform for collaboration across art forms. The project aims to cater for all kinds of involvement - acting as a hub for pioneers and innovators, renowned artists and local communities.

Invisible City: Aerial Arena

aerial arena

A sculptural environment raised high above the ground, wrapped in concentric timber ‘ribs’ and a transparent ‘skin’ sculpted to interact with sound and light. This pavilion was designed in collaboration with leading sustainable practice Jerry Tate Architects, who has worked on prestigious architectural projects including the Eden Project.


This pavilion will form the centre point of the site, offering a platform for collaboration across art forms. The project aims to cater for all kinds of involvement - acting as a hub for pioneers and innovators, renowned artists and local communities.

Invisible City: Aerial Arena

aerial arena

A sculptural environment raised high above the ground, wrapped in concentric timber ‘ribs’ and a transparent ‘skin’ sculpted to interact with sound and light. This pavilion was designed in collaboration with leading sustainable practice Jerry Tate Architects, who has worked on prestigious architectural projects including the Eden Project.


This pavilion will form the centre point of the site, offering a platform for collaboration across art forms. The project aims to cater for all kinds of involvement - acting as a hub for pioneers and innovators, renowned artists and local communities.

Invisible City: The Hive

hive gallery

The Hive Gallery juxtaposes arches and cells to frame the environment. The pavilions are informed by biophilia, which is about our instinctive love of nature. The Invisible City aims to integrate direct experience of the natural world with social and cultural happenings.


Acting as an intervention into the nature of the city, the project hopes to re-map territory between nature and culture, inspired by the hands-on, off-grid lifestyle which we led whilst inhabiting a woodland in a self-made treehouse structure.

Invisible City: The Hive

hive gallery

The Hive Gallery juxtaposes arches and cells to frame the environment. The pavilions are informed by biophilia, which is about our instinctive love of nature. The Invisible City aims to integrate direct experience of the natural world with social and cultural happenings.


Acting as an intervention into the nature of the city, the project hopes to re-map territory between nature and culture, inspired by the hands-on, off-grid lifestyle which we led whilst inhabiting a woodland in a self-made treehouse structure.

Invisible City: The Hive

hive gallery

The Hive Gallery juxtaposes arches and cells to frame the environment. The pavilions are informed by biophilia, which is about our instinctive love of nature. The Invisible City aims to integrate direct experience of the natural world with social and cultural happenings.


Acting as an intervention into the nature of the city, the project hopes to re-map territory between nature and culture, inspired by the hands-on, off-grid lifestyle which we led whilst inhabiting a woodland in a self-made treehouse structure.

Invisible City: Pod Garden

peace pods

Peace pods will suspend participants in nature, encouraging new viewpoints whilst acting as hubs for intimate conversations, meditations and workshops.

 

 

Invisible City: Pod Garden

peace pods

Peace pods will suspend participants in nature, encouraging new viewpoints whilst acting as hubs for intimate conversations, meditations and workshops.

 

 

Invisible City: Pod Garden

peace pods

Peace pods will suspend participants in nature, encouraging new viewpoints whilst acting as hubs for intimate conversations, meditations and workshops.

 

 

Invisible City: Treehouse

the treehouse gallery

The project has been developed following the success of The TreeHouse Gallery, 2009, which engaged over 23,000 people with 2 treehouse pavilions, which held 200 open source events over a 6-week period in Regent’s Park. This project identified a need for this kind of space, provoking experience at the border of art and nature.

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