Planted Unearthed: London Met academic to explore urban rewilding on environmental design panel

Sian Moxon will join the expert panel as part of the first contemporary design event and media platform promoting exclusively environmentally focused businesses.

Date: 7 September 2022

London Met’s Sian Moxon is set to join Planted, the first contemporary design event and media platform promoting exclusively environmentally focused businesses, as part of its Planted Unearthed talks programme.

She will take part in the Wasted Spaces panel, hosted by Planted’s biophilic design advisor Oliver Heath, which will explore how vast swathes of our towns, cities and buildings could be handed back to nature but lack of thought, education and will on the part of authorities.

Looking at the benefits of infusing our urban spaces with nature, the expert panel will consider the big wins when it comes to rewilding and regenerating them; the role that green roofs, green walls and nature corridors play; and how can we convince all local authorities and gardeners to stop needlessly strimming, concreting over and destroying natural habitats.

The three-day talks programme takes place as part of King’s Cross Design District. It will led by Planted’s biophilic design advisor Oliver Heath and co-founder Sam Peters, will explore themes around designing buildings and urban spaces for nature, sustainable food systems and unnatural waste associated with packaging, agricultural production and energy consumption.

Confirmed speakers across the three-days include: Dr Gemma Jerome (Building with Nature), Zac Goodall (Riverford Organic Farmers), Sam Boex (Flexi-Hex), Marie Carlisle (Goldfinger) Tommie Eaton (Bambuubrush), Agamemnon Otero MBE (Energy Garden) and Johnny Palmer (Solcell).
The talks will be staged on Planted’s stunning off-grid mobile cabin in a prime location on Granary Square, King’s Cross with beautifully crafted seating provided by B-Corp certified Danish brand Skagerak.  

Planted will run from 23-25 September, with Sian’s Wasted Spaces panel taking place on Saturday 24 September at 1pm. Find out more on Planted’s website.

London Met lecturer Sian Moxon