A shrine is a box for storing valuables, in the Japanese tradition of the Shinto, faith in nature, people leave their wishes behind at a shrine. In this shrine before you are bees. They pollinate flowers and plants nearby. The shrine is built of wood waste from a lumber yard in Amsterdam. You can also leave a wish there. Give your wish to the bees, they will carry it out in all directions. It may be a wish for yourself, someone else, the bees, the world. The bees not only become ambassadors of this beautiful piece of wild nature in the city, but also of your good wishes.
This project is an intervention by Platform OpenbareRuimte (Platform Public Space) with the collaboration of Carolien Ligtenberg. Design: aayu architects, office for biological renovation and construction.