Week 3 : June 10 – June 16
And with the conclusion to our field trips in Germany is Wald. Berlin. Kilma. a wilderness trail set up like an art exhibition. The architects use eleven “exhibition” like stations throughout the trail as design elements that act as a platform- a way for visitors to realize the importance of the forest and to fully understand the complexity and fluidity of climate change.
As a walking experience we view the place as a combination of a hike and a museum- where everything is somewhat interactive and visitors are forced to be constantly aware of the forest and the abstractions that ground you.
We can see its level of interactivity with station #1 : the self serving photo booth!! There was a little stand for us to place our phone on timer mode! With that set all 17 of us could fit behind the frame! I tried to take a Polaroid picture but I failed miserably- but it’s okay I’ll always have the digital version to remember it by!
And finishing with one of the last stations (and my favorite one). These trees painted blue (and more not captured within the picture) represent all the trees it would take to filter the CO2 one person creates annually. Seeing that visually strikes the heart.
It was a beautifully executed art piece.