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Water Justice

In the land of 10,000 lakes, artist-activists dive into water’s critical role in health, healing, equity, and historical reckoning | multiple artists, Minnesota
A 30-foot Monarch butterfly installed in a mall atrium, surrounded by hundreds of smaller butterflies


Butterflies suspended from Mall of America’s skylight were created from waste-stream materials and unveiled on Earth Day | Christopher Lutter-Gardella, Bloomington, MN
aerial view of pollution pods, an interactive installation with individual spaces where participants can experience varying levels of pollution in global cities

Pollution Pods

Geodesic domes emulate the air quality of cities around the world | Michael Pinsky, Tautra, Norway and global installations
Biodiversity Tower in Willebroek, Belgium, is filled with life. Demonstrating biological processes, it has a wind turbine, water pump, drip irrigation system, plants, and an “insect hotel.” Located near a former Nazi concentration camp, its focus on diversity stands in contrast to resurgent xenophobia.

Biodiversity Tower

Filled with life, the tower demonstrates biology. Near a former Nazi concentration camp, its focus on diversity contrasts resurgent xenophobia | Angelo Vermeulen, Willebroek, Belgium

A meditative, self-contained ecosystem

A simple re-creation of the water cycle illustrates our dependence on such systems, and encourages reflection | Matthew Mazzotta, Springfield, MO

A Pop-up Design Lab in a Madrid Plaza

A portable, adaptable mini-greenhouse that became a public workshop for generating ideas | Enorme Studio and MINI Hub, Madrid

Sculpture considers hot, dry climates

Green sculpture integrates plants, water, ventilation | Adam Kalinowski, Wroclaw, Poland

DIY Parks

Two ongoing public art projects expand definitions of parkland in the city.

Waterless Pools

Futility in the face of climate change | Tamara Johnson, Long Island City, NY + Socrates Sculpture Park

Future Reading

Considering our place on earth in the context of geological time and change | Katie Paterson, Oslo