Melliferopolis – Collaborating with uncontrollable, flying, stinging insects

by Christina Stadlbauer

This article explores encounters between humans and insects, in the framework of a long term project around honeybees in urban contexts called Melliferopolis. The interventions proposed by Melliferopolis create shared spaces of encounters for Bees and Humans. The choice to work with these insects in an urban  and participatory setting creates situations that are surprising, unpredictable or challenge concepts of “safety”.