Gallery Exhibit – Bees in the City

Bees in the City

On view October 17 – December 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

AIABaltimore Gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Bees in the City Presentation —October 24, 6:00 PM—Pavel Snejnevski, Beekeeper, with Heritage Honey DC will give a presentation on bees: the life of a honeybee colony: what it needs to grow, multiply, and survive through the winter in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Bees play a major role in sustaining the environment—seventy-five percent of the world’s top 100 food crops rely on pollination from bees and other insects. Our food supply, parks, and the plants in your garden all depend on bees.  How is it our world is so dependent on these tiny creatures and we know so little about them?  Bees in the City covers two types of bees:  honey bees who live in hives, and, native bees, representing about 80% of bee species, many of whom live completely solitary.

In addition to learning about bees, the exhibition discusses how several world-famous architects have incorporated bee-inspired designs into their major works.  Finally, bees can also help us understand the modern design theory called biophilia, which reminds us that despite our preference to organize ourselves in cities, human beings need a connection to nature.  There is no stronger example of this than our centuries old relationship with bees.

Credits

Organized by AIA|DC for the SIGAL Gallery.

Graphic Design by Jennifer Byrne, Live. Create. Play. LLC

Made possible with generous support from ABC Imaging. Exhibition designed and modeled in ArchiCAD19, courtesy of Graphisoft.

About AIABaltimore

We are third oldest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and have over 1,100 members creating and advocating for great, sustainable design in Charm City!

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