Until mid- Oct
The Algae Meadow has been created by Seyi Adelekun and Wayward, in partnership with the V&A, and working with specialists from UCL and Imperial College London. You can meander through a wildflower vertical meadow that connects the architecture of Exhibition Road to the depths of the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park through a hydroponic algae canopy. Standing outside the Natural History Museum, wildflowers in the installation have been carefully selected to support bees and other pollinators.
Seyi Adelekun’s practice explores the importance of how being involved in the creation of the spaces can improve our wellbeing and empower communities, and sees public art as an accessible platform to engage the wider public with key issues.
For this project, Seyi has collaborated with Wayward – a London-based landscape, art and architecture practice. Since 2006, Wayward has pioneered new methodologies in the creative use of underused land, translating derelict sites into large-scale, design-driven spaces that engage local communities and inspire international audiences, connecting plants and people.