Set designer Es Devlin, who worked on projects for the Olympic Games, Adele and Beyonce, is installing a forest of 400 trees in the courtyard of Somerset House this summer as part of the London Design Biennale. Devlin is the artistic director of this year’s event and she is inspired by the way forests are presented as places of transformation in literature with Forest for change.
The installation was designed to highlight how design can be used to address global crises and to raise awareness of the UN’s global goals for sustainable development. The forest will be made up of 23 varieties of trees found across the UK and northern Europe, with a clearing in the center where you can learn about the UN’s global goals. The forest will be in place in June, so you’ll have a month to get lost in the woods before moving to a new home.
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From Tuesday June 1 to Sunday June 27, 2021
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA