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Designed Ecology 

Projects —

  1. (Re)wilding the City, Arup
  2. Urban Animal Hides [WIP]
  3. C.E.Os

  1. #01-#52 [WIP]

  1. More than Human Manifesto
  2. Anti-Anti-Pigeon
     3. Modular Habitats 2.0

  1. Arrogant Urbanism
  2. Sparrow Speculations
  3. Modular Habitats
  4. The Blackbird

Designed Ecology

Designed Ecology is a multidisciplinary design practice, that explores themes of ecological equality and the entanglement of human and non-human species. Founded by Artist-Designer Lauren Davies, Designed Ecology is based in Bristol, South West England.


3. Modular Habitats 2.0

Distributed Design Awards 2020 Shortlisted
Category: Adaptable & Open Design

UK / 2019
From Modular Habitats 2.0


Modular Habitats provides a visual, sculptural opportunity to integrate wildlife into urban spaces.

Disused vertical space, such as building facades within our cities are a missed opportunity to promote ecological and biological diversity. In response, Modular Habitats is a concept for new additions to our city scape that promote cohabitation with local wildlife. In particular, those that suffer from habitat loss due to rapid urbanisation.

These physical objects seek to raise awareness and visibility for marginalised species by creating a visual experience for the viewer, thus unearthing some of the hidden natural processes functioning throughout the urban biome. Working with local ecological experts such as chiropterologists & ornithologists, to understand which species are in need, means each piece can be tailored to a specific location, species & context. Produced using locally sourced wood suitable for outdoor use, the product is easy to produce & follows circular, sustainable production methods. It is suitable for CNC / digital fabrication & traditional woodworking methods.

Project Details Here



Distributed Design Awards 2020 
Category: Adaptable & Open Design


Design in an Age of Crisis, London Design Biennale

The Design In An Age Of Crisis Gallery features submissions to a global OPEN CALL issued in 2020 by Chatham House and London Design Biennale, inviting radical design thinking from the world’s design community, the public and young people.

The Covid-19 pandemic has either shone a light on or further exacerbated crises around the world. These include: the poor health and unhealthy living situations of millions of people; the climate emergency; the deeply embedded social and economic inequalities in our societies; and the rapid transformations in work and the economy which will affect employment and livelihood opportunities for all.

The partnership between London Design Biennale and Chatham House is driven by a mutual commitment to fostering international dialogue towards seeking solutions to the world’s biggest global challenges, advancing London and the UK’s role as an international hub for innovation, new thinking and ideas exchange.

London Design Biennale, Somerset House, 1 - 27 June 2021

Sadness is a no gO’zone
Adapt put on an environmental exhibition like no other! With ever-more pressing news about climate change hitting our headlines on a daily basis, and a surge of inspiring action taking the country by storm, Adapt invited people to learn about, and act on global warming through their huge specially designed space. 'Sadness is a no gO-zone' featured the work of Adapt and 50 specially selected artists, including Designed Ecology. Visitors came to the gallery to tackle the biggest issues facing the planet, from energy to travel to wilding through curated actions.

Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London. August 2nd, 2019


Adaptive Capacity
Adapt (@adapt___) is a climate club using art and design to combat climate change.



Evening Standard

Design Museum

Special thanks;
Lund University, Sweden
University of Shefflied, UK
Goldsmiths University of London