Biophilia Treehouse Exhibition

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Dear Friends,

UCLA, Counterforce Lab invites you to the inauguration of Biophilia Treehouse, located on the pastoral campus of the Sisters of Social Service in Encino, a ten minute drive from UCLA.

The Biophilia Treehouse exhibition at UCLA Broad Art Center’s Untitled Gallery documents the three year process of conceiving, designing and building this living sculpture that has been created specifically for the health of Los Angeles birds.

Opening of the exhibition and the inauguration of a public artwork.

Please come celebrate the completion of our first Biophilia Treehouse. We have two exciting events to commemorate our story over the past three years in designing and constructing the treehouse.

Biophilia Treehouse Exhibition
Opening: Thursday, April 27, 5-7pm | Closes: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Location: Untitled Gallery, Board Art Center, UCLA, 240 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Gallery hours: 9am–5pm. Free and open to the public

This exhibition will include photographs, maps, 3D printed sculptures, and more which reveal the full vision and story of the Biophilia Treehouse. Check out the work of Counterforce Lab in designing spaces which foster multispecies justice and the co-creation of community with birds.

Inauguration Biophilia Treehouse at the Sisters of Social Service
When: Saturday, April 29th at 2:30pm
Location: Sisters of Social Service Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino.
Address: 4316 Lanai Rd, Encino, CA 91436, Phone: (818) 285-3355
RSVP required.

Join us in welcoming the Biophilia Treehouse to the land of the Sisters of Social Service. This event is the culmination of a multi-year effort to design and build a prototype. Iteratively, Biophilia Treehouses will connect threatened bird ecosystems and underserved communities across Los Angeles.

Let’s care for the world we share together. We hope to see you there!

Special Thanks to the Counterforce Lab community: current members and alumni, adjunct faculty, and partners.

Made possible by the generous support of the UCLA, Transdisciplinary Research Acceleration Grants (TRAG), The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), UCLA, Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge, Place Collaboratory (backed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Pando Populus, Sisters of Social Service and Rebeca Méndez Studio.