In 2008 Danish artist Thomas Winther, aka Dambo, spent two weeks building 250 bird houses out of free and recycled materials, painted them in bright colours and installed them across 4 cities throughout Denmark.
And so kicked off the Happy City Birds Project to give urban-dwelling birds more options in which to roost and shelter or bring up their chicks.
The project has since gone global with hundreds of bird boxes installed in cities throughout the world, including 150 in Beirut.
Dambo explained his use of recycled materials; “Birds are actually great at recycling and we need to appreciate this. They eat old food, fruits, berries, and nuts lying about. In that way, they help to clean and distribute seeds around our cities, so new plants can grow.”
Via My Modern Met