Spaces for Nature


This is a hypotheical app, created as part of a university project. 


Concept sketch, Illustrations focus on nature taking over a city building with notes around the page

The Problem

As a society that continues to grow at an alarming rate, pushing nature to the sidelines in favour of concrete giants, we must take a step back into nature. Alongside large-scale developments re-wilding our cities, such as those in Melbourne and Sydney Australia, we can each do our part to bring nature back into our lives. 

Studies have shown that time in nature is an antidote to stress, reducing anxiety and improving people's moods.

The Approach

After extensive research on the topic of rewilding cities – looking into the causes, features, effects, benefits, and real-world examples – I took pen to paper.  From early in the process, I knew I wanted to play around with perspective to prioritise and highlight wild spaces within infrastructure and suburban areas. Check out my initial sketch above.


Spaces for nature onboarding screens – home, log in, location (left to right)

The Result

Whether it's a dorm room, a studio apartment, or a share-house, Spaces for Nature is a helpful and easy-to-use guide for adding nature back into city spaces. It is aimed towards young adults, like us, who are already obsessed with plants or looking for the first step to getting in touch with nature or simply looking for a new hobby. Connecting you with countless guides for keeping a balcony herb garden, setting up a rooftop vegetable farm, and other city-wide projects that need your support, you can feel confident in your part in bringing luscious beauty back into our stiff concrete cities.

Spaces for nature home screen scroll through

Check out some of my other illustrative works

I would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Gammeraygal People of the Eora Nation whose Country I live and work on. I acknowledge their connection to the waterways and lands, and their connection to each other and their neighbours. I pay my respects to the Elders past and emerging, whose knowledge and spirit are ever-lasting. Sovereignty was never ceded – it always has been and always will be Indigenous Land.

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