Edward Shuster and Claudia Moseley met up a tree on a protest site in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, defending an area from an invading gas pipeline… romantic.
But so fascinated by their experience in Wales, the couple then travelled the UK exploring more protest sites and observing the incredible structures people had built into the landscape that were able to invisibly blend into the surrounding environment.
On returning to London back in 2009, they decided to try to recreate this kind of tree dwelling site and erected two giant treehouses to host events for 6 weeks, in the centre of Regents Park. And so, The Invisible City was born.
Well guess what? It’s back.
Bigger and better than ever before, for 3 whole months this summer, the Invisible City will have giant treehouse pavilions constructed on the magical setting of the banks of Regent’s Park Boating Lake.
With the patron backing of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, the project hopes to celebrate the value of the park in our modern urban environment, as a place where culture, nature and community can meet in an ecologically sound way.
But they need YOUR help.
With an already exciting programme of collaborative happenings set to take place in the trees with some of the most inspiring artists and organisations, the Invisible City are now branching out (get it?) and opening up the invite to YOU to get involved through their crowd-funding campaign and make the project your own.
Let your imaginations run wild!
A circus in the trees? An immersive ballet? Seminars with inspirational speakers? Chef’s serving foraged food? Or how about interactive storytellers bringing books to life in the Hive Gallery? Are you a young musician who wants a place to perform up a tree in a giant treehouse? Do you care for children and want to give them a day out that they will never forget? Would you like to start a debate about a subject that is burning in your heart? The possibilities are literally endless.
The project is being financed through a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter and without the target funds being reached, the project simply won’t go ahead! So head on over to kickstarter.theinvisiblecity.com and pledge some dosh for your opportunity to ‘hack’ the space! Remember guys, good things come in trees... so what are you waiting for?