Climate Wall

This project expands the capacity of the wall to house local and migrant birds through atmospheric and horticultural intervention in an examination of borders, boundaries, and migration. Birds are currently living within the walls of our site: Castle Clinton, a historic Artillery Battery and immigration detention center in Battery Park. However, climate change is pushing avian breeding grounds farther and farther north, throwing the timing of migration and food abundance of balance. The proposal serves as a migratory step for at risk species.  The intervention in Battery Park creates a 3D porous infrastructural wall which, will host the ecosystems that the birds need. The design includes a body suit that enables humans to enter the environment safely to interact with the birds.