The postcard series is part of an art project to promote urban rewilding and help us all believe that London can once again be a safe haven for wildlife.
Date: 9 March 2022
To celebrate Green Week at London Met, lecturer Sian Moxon is posting a daily postcard from her Urban Jungle series on Instagram and Twitter.
The postcard series is part of an art project to promote urban rewilding and help us all believe that London can once again be a safe haven for wildlife. They are written from the perspective of a Londoner 20 years in the future to give today's Londoners hope for a greener, wilder capital.
The 'London: Urban Jungle' project, was developed by London Met lecturer Sian Moxon, with funding from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and imagines the possibilities for the city to be transformed through rewilding.
The vibrant and thought-provoking postcards depict five key public spaces in the capital - a retail plot, a square, a residential street, the Green Belt and roadways - transformed to benefit wildlife and people, as well as illustrating how they could contribute to a habitat network across the wider South-East region. Sian will be presenting the postcards in a microtalk at the Nature of Cities Festival this month.
Green Week is an annual event that has been celebrated at the University since 2012 when it was first developed as Climate Week. The sustainability team will be delivering a range of activities, at which all are welcome to learn about the practical actions everyone can take to improve the environment around us.
The programme of events includes a variety of events, ranging from local walks of the area, movie screenings, Fairtrade wine tasting and lots more. All events can be found on our Eventbrite page.