Cities & Health, Covid-19 Issue – Redesigning Habitat for Humans by Ian Boyd

30 July 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Communities, people, will be unable to cope with the socio-economic and ecosystem shocks of climate change and biodiversity loss, let alone pandemic, when simply getting through the day is made harder by the built environments they inhabit. The need to build living and working places that are truly resilient, healthy and sustainable has never been so clear. The call for a different, better relationship between the human and natural worlds has never been so loud.

HULLABALOO NEWSFLASH: DISCOVERY BAY JUST GOT BIGGER!

18 June 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Step inside ‘Discovery Bay’ At Hullabaloo at Home on Friday 19th June and the extraordinary diversity and inspiration of science and the spectacular natural world will be rolled out before you…! Contributions to Discovery Bay at Hullabaloo At Home have been piling in from all corners of the UK and the Isle of Wight Biosphere…

HULLABALOO AT HOME…

18 June 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

HULLABALOO… Postponed? Cancelled? NEVER! The Show’s Going On (line!)…! Sandown Bay spectacular Hullabaloo, a grand community celebration of discovery and exploration, fun and wonder is back and changing shape bringing the Bay…and the Isle of Wight Biosphere’s first birthday… straight to your home! Hullabaloo is an outstanding mix of science, nature, art with live music,

Coronavirus – Arc Biodiversity & Climate’s Response

22 April 2020
BY:
Ian Boyd

Covid-19 is in truth our fourth modern crisis, exposing and concentrating the three already before us when it struck: public health, biodiversity and climate. It is this quartet of deeply connected and fundamentally ecological stresses that demands systemic change in our recovery. Shaping Better Places is the template we use and our answer to a post-Covid future.

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!

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

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.