Gallery: Cohen Van Balen Uses Specially Designed Bacteria to Get Pigeon...


London-based studio Cohen Van Balen wants to clean up the common pigeon’s dirty image. While most of us see the feathered being as little more than a pest, the studio sees the pigeon as valuable life form that has been bred look pretty, deliver post, spy and race for many generations. To give the pigeon even more credibility, Cohen Van Balen created a series of probes within a project called ‘Pigeon D’Or’, an experiment that aims to turn the urban-feathered creature’s poop into soap. So how is it done? Read on to find out.

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