Anthropological research & community engagement
With anthropological methods, we offer social baseline analyses of the present social life, before development. Urban life should not only be measured by the number of people, but by the quality of their lives. Hence, our social baseline analyses are both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Our anthropologists and sociologists combine deep knowledge of human behavior, with extensive user engagement to give our clients a true and fair fundament for a human-centered development.
Our team is trained and skilled in facilitating community engagement, and we specialize in visual, textural, and oral communication to all users.
We turn our learnings from the social baseline analyses and community engagement into the human-centered design.
Finally, we offer to monitor the social life, after realization. This gives our clients a fair overview of the social value gained by the investment.
The six most important things to know about butterfly habitats
The butterflies are in decline worldwide. In Denmark alone, every fourth butterfly is endangered. This is a result of the lack of habitats and pronounced use of pesticides and fertilizers following the intense agricultural use in the open landscape. However, cities have great potential to become oases of biodiversity, as it is easier to assign space and create suitable habitats for biodiversity in urban environments. This article introduces the six most important landscape and design parameters that must be considered if the butterfly is to be attracted as a permanent resident or frequent visitor.
City nature is not nature
“City nature is not nature. City nature is something we humans design to solve the urban problems we have created ourselves. City Nature is about correcting 1,000 years of urban delusions that have separated the built and the grown (…)” says design director and partner, Stig L. Andersson, in this debate post, where he commends the government’s proposal to demand more and better city nature.
Back when Earth turned green
Mosses were some of the first living things to make the Earth green more than 400 million years ago. In Denmark, there are about 650 species of moss, and the stories they tell are worth listening to.
Come explore the fundamentals of our office together with us
– The Book of Garden
Essay: The Bark Room