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White Arkitekter

One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Trees

  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Alexandra Hagen (Malmö, Sweden, 1972)


The Laboratory of the Future arrives when any imagined future looks bleak. Architecture plays a complicit role in environmental degradation, social inequality, and energy imbalance. Can a balance be found between the forest as a resource and the urgent need for fragile ecologies to be preserved and rebuilt?
Our installation in the Arsenale unpacks a recent timber project, the Sara Kulturhus, completed in 2021 in Skellefteå, Sweden, exploring building technology, material supply chains, and their impact on the forests from which it was built.
Films present the reality of the industrial forest, the efficiency of manufacture, and the quotidian use of the public building at true scale. Multiple voices are heard, from ecology, technology, and carbon discourse, which illustrate the complexities and contradictions within current approaches to counter climate and biodiversity emergencies.


Technical collaborators
Clara Terne (Digital Artist), Martin Lang (Lang Film – Cinematographer & Editor), Pär Olofsson (Cinematographer), Oliver Börnfelt (Sound Engineer), Magnus Lewrén (Lewrén Produktion – Video Technician)
Jake Ford, Elena Kanevsky, David Clark

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