The realisation of human geophysical force means everything has become an ecological question. In classifying the human habitat as a distinct built environment, we segregate ourselves from the systems of the biophysical world – crusting over the surface of the Earth. There are all kinds of places, at all kinds of scales – and our design decisions and material choices can have devastating consequences for the unseen stakeholders with whom we share our environment. This new and deepened sense of scale must begin to address unchallenged assumptions of anthropogenic dominance on the landscape and develop an altered state of mind towards the biosphere. Students will be challenged to adopt and consider the habitats of non-human animals and plants through the exploration of textbooks, scientific journals and online study. Through close drawing of their subject students will make this knowledge visible, while developing their capacity to communicate through drawing in line and tone. There are no intended design propositions at the end of the 2 weeks. Instead we aim to slowly explore natural habitats with the students, and with contributions from an ecologist – critique our assumptions about space and place, to grow empathy towards the biosphere.