Mi-hive

Mi-Hive is a reinterpretation of cultivation to promote biodiversity in urban landscapes,

resulting in a man-made habitat for microorganisms. Mimicking the seed-bulb of a poppy plant, the hand-crafted object combines local Latvian materials and ancient techniques with scientific knowledge and 3d printing. The Mi-Hive consists of three parts: a porous ceramic corpus, a biodegradable 3d printed core and an arrangement of bended petals made from the bark of birch-trees. Mimicking the seed-bulb of a poppy plant, the hand-crafted object combines local Latvian materials and ancient techniques with scientific knowledge and 3d printing. The Mi-Hive consists of three parts: a porous ceramic corpus, a biodegradable 3d printed core and an arrangement of bended petals made from the bark of birch-trees. Returning to the original question of more sustainable cultivation methods, the

aim of this group work is to shape environmental empathy and promote an attitude of care for all living creatures, big and small. While problem-solving is a good method for short term success, on a long term scale it is the human idea of cultivation which has to be tackled. Humans have to acknowledge the importance of nature as a whole system and not only the parts that we have discovered as useful.

 © Zhyldyz Kozhoiarova 2019

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