BIRDLINK builds upon current work designing to meet ecological challenges and maintain biodiversity. Its strategy is to build a landscape network that connects isolated habitat across scales to make communities and wildlife more resilient to climate and other changes. In any setting, whether inner city, campus or suburban landscape, BIRDLINK channels the universal popularity of birds to interest people in habitat conservation and creation and offers an answer to the “what can I do?” question.
"Anina Gerchick’s BIRDLINK installations go beyond signaling loss to establish small, habitat patches to instigate recovery. Her work questions assumptions that art must be representational and not actively instigating transformation, or even that art/architecture’s direct beneficiaries must be human."
Denise Hoffman Brandt, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York