Guerilla Ecology

carrot-city_draft_crop guerilla-eco-pie-menu MultiFlow-rainwater-harvesterGuerilla Ecology @ Edible Eastside, Birmingham (UK) 2012

Co.lab, Birmingham City University

Guerrilla Ecology’ takes advantage of the lapse in urban regeneration brought about by the financial crisis that emerged in the late 2000s . Students investigated the latent potential of the Warwick Bar site to offer an alternative and (potentially) temporary future of the site, founded on ecological concerns. The site became a test bed for techniques, ideas and events related to the idea of ‘productive landscapes’ with a focus on education, experimentation and community engagement.

The research was presented as part of Carrot City, a research initiative organised by Ryerson University, Canada. Carrot City was exhibited at Millennium Point in May 2012.

The project culminated in the development and construction of a prototype for a water harvesting structure with a limited budget and resources. The prototype is to be developed into a working model for use at the Warwick Bar site.

Client: Edible Eastside

Tutors: Mike Dring, Russell Good, Miles Marshall (student mentor)

Students: Thomas Cotton, Ben Pipkin, Emma Ibbotson, Grace Partridge, Riccardo Iannucci, Imogyn Nicholas

Research Question: Investigate the latent potential of the Warwick Bar site to offer an alternative and (potentially) temporary future of the site, founded on ecological concerns.


United Kingdom, Architecture, Client-funded, Initiated by institution, Months, Semi-permanent, 11-50, Postgraduate, Analytical, Birmingham City Univ., Curricular, Students with tutor, Landscape Architecture