the biophilia treehouse is a public arts initiative to create and grow a series of living sculptures using native trees and plants that together constitute a complete ecosystem for some of l.a.’s most threatened birds. when built in sequence, a series of biophilia treehouses form a wildlife corridor for these birds that reconnect fractured habitat, especially in dense urban parts of our city where environmental inequities abound.

in collaboration with our community partners, we co-create artistic insignia onto the structure that tells the story of the community’s relationship to the land. the ground floor of each biophilia treehouse sculpture is used by our education-based community partners as an outdoor classroom for arts + science instruction to primary school students. the biophilia treehouse is about the co-creation of art and storytelling with communities, arts and science education, biodiversity and the reconnection of bird habitats, and responding to inequities in access to park space.