Van Balen‘s design firm COHEN VAN BALEN created a new diet for city pigeons to turn the birds’ feces into soap – so they clean up our cities instead of dirty them.

We will be reviewing some of the most interesting events held by BE OPEN in the past. Tuur van Balen, Belgian designer and scientist, discussed an unusual project  “Pigeon d’Or“at  2012 BE OPEN Forum at Design Miami.

(via treehugger)

 According to the designer, it’s a two step process:

1) make pigeons poop soap

2) Build specially designed coops to house the pigeons where they can be fed, and direct their feces onto car windshields.

(via designboom)

In 2012 BE OPEN had organized the Forum at Design Miami. The forum focused on the idea of sensory design invited the speakers who work with the senses to create solutions and experiences.