We need to re-articulate the relationship between humans, nature and technologies. Architecture is about creating new relationships. We must imagine a new way of inhabiting architecture that is open to new forms of coexistence between human and nature.
The Woodland RA installation is an attempt to bring Nature inside the Royal Academy of Arts, inviting visitors to re-discover a deeper and more intimate relation with the natural realm. We have created an indoor temporary forest by installing 24 Nordmann Fir (Abies Nordmanniana) in the central saloon of the John Madejski Fine Rooms.
The sustainably-sourced trees have been donated to Hackney City Council, which will plant them in their public parks and gardens as a small contribution to London green regeneration.