Imagine an artificial forest as diverse as our natural forests. What will it look like?
With the above idea in mind Make a Forest was born. From Amsterdam to Seoul. Zagreb to Taipei. Bamako to Saint Etienne and many places in between, in 2011 cultural institutions all over the globe made an artificial tree together with artists, designers, students and other creatives. Each tree adds to a worldwide artificial forest that growed and growed on the platform makeaforest.org. All tree-making activities were supported by local research and lectures on foresting and deforestation.
A total of thirty five institutions joined Make a Forest, over hundred architects, designers and artists were inspired by the theme and thousands of people were educated on the subject of sustainable forest management. Together we rediscovered the importance of trees and forests for planet and people, locally and globally.
Curious to find out how this global, artificial forest looks like? Check out the online publication on www.makeaforest.org