Flowing carbon

Different methods of carbon sequestration in urban green areas. See this and other fascinating projects on display in the Designs for a Cooler Planet main exhibition in Marsio on 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024.
Exhibition boxes Biochar Project

Through two projects on display, Flowing Carbon showcases how carbon can be captured and how it is released within the soil and the cycles it travels through in green spaces in Helsinki.

The Helsinki Biochar project utilises green waste to create biochar, organic waste turned into a type of charcoal, and explores various possible uses of the material in experimental pilot sites around Helsinki. The exhibition also includes a glimpse into the practice of artist-researcher Teemu Lehmusruusu and his sculptural outdoor projects, in which carbon flows and living soil have an intrinsic, dynamic role.

Biochar on a plot of land.

Biochar is a step towards a more lush and sustainable city

Aalto University is part of the City of Helsinki’s biochar project that is looking for ways to improve carbon sequestration, create circular waste systems and make urban vegetation thrive.

A concptual cycle of the experimental process of the Helsinki Biochar Project

Helsinki Biochar Project

The city of Helsinki aims for carbon sequestration and thriving urban vegetation by increasing the use of biochar. The project promoted circular economy as biochar was experimentally manufactured from the city's own waste materials and tested on several public park pilot sites.

Department of Design

Designs for a Cooler Planet

This fall, the festival celebrates innovative and collaborative designs addressing the impossible sustainability challenges. Experience tomorrow in Otaniemi on 6 Sept – 3 Oct 2024!

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Wood crystals on a black fabric.
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