Soil Laboratory: Crafting Experiments in an Exhibition Setting

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaChapterScientificvertaisarvioitu


In this chapter, I will reflect on the role of craft in environmental discourse. This is done by presenting the project Soil Laboratory as a case study, examining its methodology and its context, the exhibition Soil Matters in the Design Museum Helsinki 2020–2021. Through the exhibition we contemplated the relationship between humans and soil and particularly asked the following question: How are the craft and design industries and the consumption of everyday objects involved in the reformation and contamination of soil? The Soil Laboratory was a central element in the exhibition and operated as a platform where collaborations were born, and knowledge merged, created and reiterated in the hope of cultivating responsibility and care towards soil. Via the case study, I argue that craft practice offers a tool to engage with the aesthetics of matter and the intimacy of making. It can be used to critically examine connections to material production and the consumption of natural materials. As such, craft and design exhibitions as arenas for reflection can engage in the politics of sustainable co-existence and impact upon ethical considerations.
OtsikkoExpanding Environmental Awareness in Education Through the Arts
AlaotsikkoCrafting-with the Environment
ToimittajatFredriksen Biljana, Groth Camilla
ISBN (elektroninen)978-981-19-4855-8
ISBN (painettu)978-981-19-4854-1, 978-981-19-4857-2
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 26 marrask. 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa


NimiLandscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
ISSN (painettu)1573-4528
ISSN (elektroninen)2214-0069


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