Cave Urban is a collective that explores the nexus between art, architecture and sustainability. They explore lightweight structures and investigate the use and capacities of quick growth materials such as bamboo, which source and harvest from local producers. Given that there is not a long tradition of using the non-native bamboo in Australia, Cave Urban often looks to traditional and contemporary practices in Asia and Latin America.
Cave Urban often works with a large group of volunteers to construct the structures and collaboration is at the heart of their practice. Projects involve the participation of the local community, universities and artists.
Cave Urban also fosters cross cultural exchange and collaboration with international artists like Wang Wen-Chih (Taiwan), Georges Cuvillier (Belgium), Amir Rabik (Indonesia), Carolina Pinto (Chile) and Markus Tatton (Australia). Partnerships have included: Opera Australia, MONA, Clemenger, University of Tasmania, UNSW, Sydney City Council, Royal Botanical Gardens, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Brisbane City Council and the Woodford Folk Festival.