A lecture by Jelle Reumer, followed by a guided tour of the IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– exhibit ‘PURE RESILIENCE – the city is a wildlife habitat’ in the Natural History Museum Rotterdam.
Jelle Reumer's new book, Wildlife in Rotterdam – Nature in the City, is a small history of urban ecology and an ode to the resilience of nature. With gusto Jelle Reumer speculates about urban nature in the future and signposts the astonishing evolutions taking place every day under our urbanized noses. Tomatoes sprouting from tramlines, swans building nests of plastic bottles, subway mosquitoes that never leave their underground lair: the city is a miraculous cradle of wildlife.
The book Wildlife in Rotterdam – Nature in the City is for sale at the Kunsthal Bookshop or online at www.historischeuitgeverij.nl