Our aim with this project was to explore how inclusive design can be applied beyond anthropocentric design principles.
In many cases, the animals that we cohabitate with in our cities are left as an afterthought, if considered at all. By approaching this inclusive space with more of an eco-centric framework, we were able to create a sanctuary for both certain species of birds as well as for people. Throughout this process, we realized how important it is to consider urban wildlife from the beginning of a project. In doing so, it made nature more accessible for people who may not be able to otherwise engage with it. It also made it easier and more effective to design important habitats for threatened species.
Inclusive design is therefore not only about creating spaces for a diversity of people, but also to encourage biodiversity within the urban ecosystem.