bosbaden

“Bosbaden” is an immersive pop-up experience allowing people to get up close with nature and learn about natural circular systems.

CIRCLE THAT 

SAYS:

Utrecht wants to be fully circular by 2050. This is, however, mostly talked about in reports, and for most Utrechters circularity is still an abstract term. So what is a circular economy? It is all about closing loops and regenerating resources rather than wasting them - essentially mimicking natural systems and cycles. Thus, one of the best ways to make circularity a lived and seen experience is by using nature itself - something that feels tangible and conveys the principles of closing loops. After all, facts and reports don’t change our minds, experiences do.

THE BIG

IDEA:

The Bosbaden installation is based on the Japanese concept "shinrin-yoku or forestbathing” by recreating a miniature forest ecosystem. It consists of an open terrarium filled with local soil, moss, plants, and other greenery. The structure will be mounted, so viewers experience the landscape at eye-level by placing their heads within the terrarium-like structure. A complimentary 360° audio experience will be designed to reinforce the atmosphere of the 
forest using sounds recorded in local forests. What's more, visitors will hear stories about a forest's natural cycles and how they convey the concept of a circular economy: In forests, all 'waste' is a resource for something else.

SNIPPETS OF CIRCULAR SUCCESS:

~  Working together with local media artist Felipe von Dobschütz-da Silva to bring the          concept to life

~  Continuously exhibiting the installation with partners and at events, such as 

  • Duurzame Weekend 2021 at Neude, Utrecht

  • Grounded Festival 2021 in Houten, Utrecht

  • Bosbaden Weekend 2021 at Steck, Utrecht 

PARTNERS:

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