Stage designer Es Devlin, who’s worked on projects for the Olympics, Adele and Beyonce, is installing a 400-tree forest in the courtyard of Somerset House this summer as part of the London Design Biennale. Devlin is the artistic director of this year’s event and she’s taking inspo from the way forests are presented as transformational places in literature with Forest For Change.
The installation has been conceived to highlight how design can be used to address global crises and to raise awareness of the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The forest will be made up of 23 varieties of trees found across the UK and northern Europe, with a clearing in the centre where you can learn about the UN’s Global Goals. The forest will be in place for June so you’ll have a month to go and get lost in the woods before it moves to a new home.
Tues 1st – Sun 27th June 2021
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA