Stop making architecture for humans, for a second
Imagine our cities without non-humans
Or one without humans
And think of a less than human-city and ponder
Has it ever really been about humans?
Inspired by Japan House London’s Architecture for Dogs Roadshow exhibition on display across London venues last year is a series of pieces specially commissioned by the AA as part of an open call to the wider architectural community with the challenge to design new forms of Architecture for Non-Humans.
The installation of these different exhibits forms A Playground for Non-humans outdoors at the corner of Bedford Square. The exhibition recognises unique ideas that make us aware of the importance of non-human inhabitation in its various and diverse forms across the city environment, with the aim to materialise playful concepts and inspiring visions to trigger a discussion around alternative models of urban living that embraces today’s challenges.