How often do we consider the vulnerability of insects in navigating the often-hostile environments of human cities? Probably not very frequently… and yet their wellbeing is vital in maintaining the biodiversity upon which ecosystems depend..

In this video, we learn that two Dutch companies – VenhoevenCS DS Landschapsarchitecten and Studio Solarix – have designed the Butterfly Effect, a proposal to stretch a treetop-level web over a Dutch motorway to provide insects with cleaner, less-turbulent air above roads.

Currently a conceptual design, the project is a proposal for the Our Energy Our Landscape design challenge organised by Kunstloc Brabant, a cultural programme in the Netherlands’ North Brabant province.

View the original video here.

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