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  • July 13, 2020

    Buildings + Germs

    ... architecture and more specially buildings, are rather poor opponents against pandemics. Urban planning seems to have a shot, but buildings - their scale, their materials, their systems, are weak at best and more likely a fool's errand; wasting time, effort and money to combat a foe they cannot defeat at exactly a time when resources are slim....

  • July 6, 2020

    Living in Expanded Times

    We are living in unprecedented times. The arrival of the novel corona virus global pandemic in the early months of 2020 has essentially re-written how we live our daily lives - to say it lightly. There have been profound changes at every level of life. Firstly and most tragically is the loss of life. As of today’s writing, which is roughly 120 days into the US experience of Covid-19, over 460,00...

  • May 27, 2020

    Announcing: Contributing Editor, Amy Haigh

    We are very pleased to welcome Amy Haigh to the Expanded Environment team. Over the next several weeks we will be treated by presentations of Amy’s artistic explorations into animal worlds and musings on cross-species interactions. Amy Haigh is a London-based artist/designer fascinated by the concept of consciousness and shared realities between living beings. Her […]

  • May 7, 2020

    Insect Homes

    In the face of global pandemic it would appear that the health of our ecosystems, biodiversity and particularly our insect life is more important than ever. This post from 2014 is a reminder of just how simple, and fun creating a little extra biodiversity can be - especially for kids! Check out the links below for additional information on the design and construction of insect homes....