Melliferopolis experiments with new ways of understanding bees, beekeeping and the ecology of the hive. The project examines the role of honeybees and other pollinators in an urban context and explores the many differing relations between humans and these insects.

The summer 2020 was a perfect moment to explore abandoned and rampant gardens where the insect pollinators hummed like nothing at all have happened. Insects were not asked to avoid contact with their peers and the flowers bloomed as they always do.

The Other Side aural space is now presented online, introducing a selection of text excerpts written by philosophers, writers and poets from different times and countries. The common thread of these writings are bees, eternity and cycle of life and death.  Big thanks for Alfred Kordelin Foundation and their Digital Leap for Culture Grant, Wisa Knuuttila for the web and videos and other people involved in The Other Side now and in the past. 

We are happy to receive any feedback, suggestions and proposals for new site-specific installations around the globe!