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  • July 11, 2014


    After more than 5 years of functioning as Animal Architecture we will be rebranding and reorganizing as a non-profit organization now to be named: The Expanded Environment. This change comes at a critical moment in the organization, within our collective thinking about the impact of Animal Architecture now and in the near future, and within the current climate crises around the globe....

  • July 31, 2014

    The Cross Species Design Imperative

    The cross-species design imperative, first and foremost is a logical next steps in the larger environmental movement. After decades of conserving energy and preserving environments, The Expanded Environment invites designers to become pro-active, shifting language from mere “conservation” and “responsibility” to "engaging" and "activating" those environments and the biological agents withi...

  • July 14, 2014

    OpEd: More scenes like this

    Twice a week I slide open the glass door to our outdoor patio and refill a hardware store bird feeder with bird seed. The package for the bird seed says “Attracts up to 2x more Finches” but we never see anything other than mourning doves and the occasional mocking bird. It makes no matter to me, my wife or the cat, especially the cat. ...

  • July 11, 2014

    About the Expanded Environment

    *In July 2014 Animal Architecture was rebranded as The Expanded Environment. Some text and links through-out this site will still refer to Animal Architecture. The Expanded Environment is a nonprofit organization devoted to demonstrating alternate ways of responsibly and synthetically integrating biological and ecological agents into the built world. Its goal is to assist governments, […]