Street art project, Happy City Birds, creates more than 3,500 birdhouses from upcycled materials

Life & Soul Magazine

Danish street artist Thomas Dambo is helping to provide a humble abode for the bird population thanks to his birdhouses – made from upcycled materials – found in urban centres all over the world.

The ongoing project, Happy City Birds, sees Thomas Dambo and his team install the birdhouses against buildings, grouped on tall poles, or spaced throughout existing trees.

Since 2006, more than 3500 birdhouses in different shapes and colours have been installed all over the world. Some the birdhouses, the street artist and his crew made themselves, while others were co-created in various workshops.

All of the birdhouses are made from recycled materials and scrapwood, in line with Thomas Dambo’s specialism in creating upcycled art. Paint used for the colourful birdhouses was donated by Danish paint company Dyrup who donated a tins of  wrongfully toned paint to Thomas Dambo’s project.

The idea for Happy City Birds sprung…

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