‘l.a. county is home to the largest set of threatened and endangered plants and animals in the continental united states, and it is the most urbanized area to be designated one of the conservation international’s global biodiversity hotspots. the region’s ecosystems, habitats, and biodiversity are under stress from urbanization and climate.’
biophilia treehouse is a project by counterforce lab.
the counterforce lab is an initiative by professor rebeca méndez. it is a research and fieldwork studio based in the design media arts department at ucla, dedicated to using art and design to develop creative collaborations, new fields of study, and methods to research, create, and execute projects that investigate and mitigate the social and ecological concerns of the anthropocene era, a time when human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.