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

Seven Magic Mountains

Ugo Rondinone's striking cairns evoke the meditative mindset of rock balancing | Las Vegas

Ritual River

Repurposing local pottery to showcase environmental issues | Manav Gupta, New Delhi, India

Introducing urban dwellers to the redwood forest

A 1:100 scale of a protected, inaccessible section of California's Redwood National Park | Spencer Finch, Brooklyn.

Creating habitat by raising sculptures in the sea

Four towering stainless steel sentinels are creating an artificial reef | Kinmen, Taiwan