Phytology 2018 + -

Phytology

Saturday’s 11am – 5pm

26th May – 1st September 2018

Address: Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, Middleton Street, E2 9RR

Established in 2014, Phytology is an artist led project that explores the function and value of wildness within the urban ecosystem. Located within the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in East London, Phytology is a medicinal garden and a cultural institute, providing a platform for collaborations between artists, scientists, and community groups.

For more information please visit – www.phytology.org.uk

Admission free

Urban Mind Published In BioScience + -

In January 2018 Urban Mind will be featured in BioScience, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Oxford University Press, on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

King’s College London, Landscape Architects J & L Gibbons and Nomad Projects have used smartphone-based technology to assess the relationship between exposure to nature and mental wellbeing.

We found that (i) being outdoors, seeing trees, hearing birdsong, seeing the sky, and feeling in contact with nature were associated with higher levels of mental wellbeing, and that (ii) the beneficial effects of nature were especially evident in those individuals with greater levels of impulsivity who are at greater risk of mental health issues.

The full article can be found here!

 

Urban Mind will launch a full-scale international study in March 2018. More details coming soon…