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  • 1. Bug Hotels:A pedagogical act of Social design
  • 2. Conceptual MapProductive or generative urbanism?ie: urban agriculture(s)or ecological infrastructureie: ecosystem servicesand Social design or design activismie: show and tell-Pecha Kucha
  • 3. First readabout them in a San FranciscoGate article fromNovember 7, 2010
  • 4. for attracting insects to your garden byproviding nesting and hibernation sitesAs child learning activity Or encouraged by serious adult "green" + gardener organizations likehttp://progressiveearlychildhoodeducation.blogspot.com/2010/01/bug-hotel.html
  • 5. a realestatecompanyBritishLand +the City ofLondon
  • 6. Urban Agriculture as productivecultivationBecause of such resurgent interest bee-keping in NYC legalized as ofMarch 2010
  • 7. productive vs generative?
  • 8. Green infrastructure(s) Scaled large + smallinter-agency Sweetwater Branch / Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration
  • 9. Residential homes central part of novel ecosystems and homeowners can take somepositive action on their own in the near-term. She made a pitch to homeowners: shrinklawns, remove non-native plants in favor of native ones, and leave leaf litter, which ishabitat for bugs. These steps are actually crucial because lawns now make up morehabitat in the U.S. than native land. Marilyn Jordan, Senior Conservation Scientist, The Nature Conservancy at a conferenceorganized by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). http://dirt.asla.org/2011/04/06/the-rise-of-novel-ecosystems/
  • 10. 2 of first 3 examples used on Wikipedia refer to pollination bybumblebees and detritivores ability to process waste
  • 11. Urban gardening as not just act of productivity but also....a social, communal, political act of generation creating newecologies of knowledge-sharing-togetherness
  • 12. Social Design: architecture (AFH), Industrial Design (IDEO,org) or even Google.orgknowledge transfer as generative (social) design
  • 13. Went to Re-User Building Products Inc
  • 14. So what do we end up with?Easy, DIY, ecological infrastructure....Recycles, construction waste. Distributed, small scaleEducational science experiment...So now you can make your own, make it better andpass it on....