now open at somerset house, london design biennale presents thirty-eight exhibitions, including ‘forest for change’ which considers the vital role of design in addressing global challenges. the pavilions showcase leading international design thinking and exchange visions of the ripple effect that ground-breaking design concepts have on the way we live, and the choices we make. installations and presentations respond to the theme ‘resonance,’ and artistic director es devlin’s call to action, ‘how can design provide solutions to the major challenges and crises the world faces today?‘
the ‘forest for change’ pavilion at the london design biennale explores the role that design can play in changing the world for the better. standing as an immersive environment of lush plant-life, visitors are encouraged to take a moment of pause and meditation, while experiencing a new perspective of the urban context. occupying the courtyard of the somerset house, the pavilion stands as a grove of 400 trees. ‘forest for change’ — the global goals pavilion will offer a journey of discovery and interaction, with an installation in the central clearing of the forest driving awareness of the united nations’ global goals for sustainable development — an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty, inequality and climate change.
‘forest for change’ fronts the london design biennale as part of the mayor’s ‘let’s do london’ campaign. in may, mayor sadiq khan launched the year-long campaign in partnership with the city’s hospitality, culture, and retail industries to attract domestic visitors to our city and bring central london’s economy back to life. the biennale will be on view until june 27th 2021 at london’s somerset house. to attend the event, find tickets here.