LAS Art Foundation

Berl-Berl and Sustainability

A Collaboration with Planted

14 Sep 2021

A Collaboration with the Non-Profit Organisation Planted

The natural ecosystem is the theme of Jakob Kudsk Steensen's exhibition. In his digital exhibition he wants to make nature tangible and local landscapes play a central role. While the exhibition focuses on the wetlands that surround Berlin, their destiny is unfortunately tied to the same fate as the majority of swamps in the Western world that were drained in the 1700s, heavily contributing to our ever-accelerating climate emergency. In combining his images and recordings from the wetlands with research on this complex ecosystem, the artist builds a bridge between us and the history beneath our feet.

Thus drawing attention to our current environmental reality it is the artist’s hope that Ber-Berl sparks a newfound appreciation for the swamp and perhaps even a way to reimagine our role within this ecosystem that sustains us.

Compensation of CO₂ emissions via the Climate Forest Project Germany

As sustainability is an important topic for LAS, it partnered with the non-profit organisation Planted to offset all emissions from its exhibitions. Planted was founded with the aim to actively do something about climate change by reducing the CO₂ footprint through different climate projects its partners can contribute too.

For Berl-Berl Planted offsets the entire CO₂ emissions of the exhibition via the Climate Forest Project Germany. For every tonne of CO₂ emitted, a climate-stable tree is planted in Germany. With this exhibition, LAS supports the creation of a climate-stable mixed forest in Germany. In doing so, LAS sets standards in terms of sustainability, as they are one of the first institutions to completely offset all emissions from their exhibitions.

Further information about the Climate Forest Project Germany can be found here.

Renaturation of the Königsmoor

LAS supports another climate protection project in the course of the exhibition. The emissions of the artist and the entire exhibition are offset by the renaturation of the Königsmoor in Schleswig-Holstein. Here, previously drained moor landscapes are being irrigated again so that they once more absorb greenhouse gases. In addition, nature is given the opportunity to develop typical raised bog vegetation in the long term.

Learn more about the Königsmoor here.

Please visit Planted to find out more about what drives them and all their projects.