This open-air installation features experimental hives for bees and Man and a flowerbed constructed on the lawn.
The Airstrip for Pollinators is a strip of flowers, a cornucopia for the senses on the turf. It serves as an appetizer and a dessert for the bees harvesting nectar and pollen, and as a feast for the park visitor ́s eyes. Selected flowers care for bees’ and men’s well-being, and bloom all summer long. The installation is located in front of the Helsinki City Theatre, in Tarja Halonen Park.
It was first installed at Poikilo Museum Kouvula as part of the Semi Wild Gardens exhibition in 2015.
Installation by Christina Stadlbauer and Ulla Taipale.
urban beekeeping, human animal encounters, urban acupuncture, biodiversi