Forests through Design
The forests and use of them is one of the biggest issues of this modern time. It effects the living conditions of the future and concerns the other species we’re sharing the planet with. 80% of all the terrestrial species live in the forest biotopes. While providing material, forests are dignified entities with an important role in the world – what does this mean for design?
This exhibition is part of a project gathering understanding about forests, trees and wood material and seeking answers to the forest dilemma from the designer's perspective.
The forests are also studied through first-hand observation and documentation in forest trips.
The Alder Project - How to understand forests
The project documents a zero-waste approach: how an alder tree can be cut down, researched and used for furniture while leftovers are processed as a new fibre-based biomaterial.
Radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a resource-wise future. The exhibitions and online lectures are open to everyone, and they belong to the official Helsinki Design Week programme.
We need to radically cut our consumption of materials and energy by creating materials that are not just renewable but forever reusable.
We get dressed each and every day: clothes protect us and help us express ourselves. We can dress better when we re-design the whole textile process from manufacturing to use to recycling.
Construction gobbles up half of the world’s natural resources. Collaboration between scientists, designers, architects, the public sector and companies generates ideas that can make living environments and the construction industry more sustainable.