Hullabaloo… At Home!

2 April 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Public Announcement…! Sandown Bay’s grassroots community spectacular is go! Join Arc in the Discovery Bay ‘marquee’ at Hullabaloo At Home where we’ll help you build your own Biosphere and a wild new Roomiverse!

Changing Times Changing Places… Arc Remote Services

26 March 2020
BY:
Ian Boyd

Here at Arc we are, like you, working to manage the present while imagining and planning for different and better times ahead. Get in touch with the team for help shaping better places and new futures.

In the pink…

21 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

As the cracks appear in the business as usual approach, maybe it’s a chance to revisit the norms.

Spring in Strange Times

20 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Spontaneous urban rewilding this Spring… what wildlife is making the most of the empty spaces outside your window?

Update & Change of Plan for Discovery Bay – British Science Week

12 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

DISCOVERY BAY goes WALKABOUT!   We have made the decision to take this Sunday’s British Science Week event outdoors because the usual close handling and sharing of our amazing specimens and scientific equipment is probably best left until the current public health situation has improved.   So! Rather than invite you to come and explore

Arc’s Shaping Better Places at Futurebuild 2020

27 February 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Arc are joining Futurebuild 2020 at ExCel London next week so do come and visit! Futurebuild is a key event for all involved in the world of development, architecture, infrastructure and regeneration, bringing together ‘27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change. A world class knowledge programme alongside an immersive exhibition of 450 innovative

Rewilding retail… bringing biodiversity to a bit of Bromley…

19 February 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Arc and Artecology Ltd are working in London this week, bringing a bit of extra biodiversity to Bromley! The team will be installing Biototems, nest boxes as well as planting and sowing the first tranche of literally thousands of wildflowers. This is part of a long-term project we’re working on with The Glades, Bromley and owners, the investment

Shaping Better Places

5 December 2019
BY:
Ian Boyd

We have forgotten that we are organisms sharing our bit of territory with the encompassing natural world. By creating spaces for wildlife in every part of the built and planted environments that our urban lives will continue to generate, we can shape better places for people too.

The Christmas Garden 2019

3 December 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Our free and homespun celebration of people, place and the festive season is back! Join us all at Sandown Bay’s cliff-top Battery for this year’s The Christmas Garden…

The Business of Biodiversity

7 November 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

The Arc Group (both Arc and Artecology) work with clients, global investment management team LaSalle. Their Development Director, Andrew Derry, has just been in touch to say one project, Bourne Business Park, has been featured by the Better Buildings Partnership in the UK. http://www.betterbuildingspartnership.co.uk/lasalle’s-bourne-business-park-boosts-biodiversity-and-wellbeing Thanks to an inspired landscape architect at development stage and following

Signposting new ways – update on the Willow Walk

26 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Signs of change! The Willow Walk is a 1km case study of shaping better places! Part-living field study guide, community project, urban rewilding and we believe a good example of how businesses can help to build natural and social capital on their doorstep.

Fridays for Future and the business of biodiversity

20 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Fridays for Future… Climate crisis and biodiversity loss is finally going global. Whether or not we are personally interested in the environment doesn’t matter, we are ALL in it and part of it and are affected by it. People are nature, simple. Find out about it, make informed decisions and recognise that it’s no longer business as usual.

Under The Pier 2019 update… Sunshine & Sea Scorpions

10 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Our Isle of Wight’s end of summer bring-your-own-bucket celebration of people, place and nature, Under The Pier in Ryde was a packed and happy, species-rich spectacle last week with around 600 visitors on board with dozens of species discovered!

Walls, Walks, Waves… What Will You Find?

22 August 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

While Artecology are out at sea with Marineff and half of Arc are out on dormice detail, Claire’s been staring at walls…looking at the team’s back catalogue & current work, old public art to Artecology biograffiti and bee walls and how we’re rethinking the concrete tide. Luckily she hit a wall and this blog ends before she got on to our #rewilding work! Walls the Album continues later this summer.

Rewilding’s blooming brilliant in Sandown Bay!

27 June 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

The Lost Duver project’s really coming alive now with colour and buzz along Culver Parade, in Sandown Bay and we’ve been snapping pictures recently of this coastal flora restoration. Our not-for-profit co-organisation The Common Space curates this experimental combination of planting coastal wildflowers, tiny bit of guerilla gardening with simple cornfield annuals mix, and very