University College Utrecht (UCU) is a Liberal Arts College of Utrecht University. Its 70,000 m2 residential campus houses grass, plants, bushes, around a hundred trees, as well as many species of animals, among which about 750 humans.
Proto-zoöp UCU, proto-zoöps are organisations on their way to becoming zoöps.
UCU explores the concept of the zoöp from three overlapping angles: as an investigation into the possibilities of legal representation of the non-human life on campus, as an educational project around culture-nature relations, and as a community journey of practical interspecies engagement.
The campus of UCU measures 70.000 m2.
Campusplein 1, 3584 ED Utrecht, The Netherlands
Paved area: 15,000-20,000 m2.
Current type of organisation
A group of students and teachers is exploring the ways in which the college (which is a part of Utrecht University) could become a Zoöp. Simulteneously it is developing the Zoöp as a project around learning, more-than-human-community care, radical inclusivity and knowledge production.
UCU is an educational institution and around 750 students are present on its site.
The 70,000 m2 residential campus of UCU houses grass, plants, bushes, around a hundred trees, as well as many species of animals.