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A wilderness at Strijp-S

Wild-S is a temporary forest with its own pavillion, built by MU in collaboration with the Rotterdam-based artist collective Observatorium  during the summer and fall of 2011.
Wild-S is a place to play and to be. You don’t need to do anything there, but almost everything is allowed. The United Nations haven’t declared 2011 the Year of the Forest for nothing.
Wild-S is is mixed forest, filled with natural and artificial trees. Both in as many sorts and sizes as possible.

The natural trees have been growing through this summer. The artificial trees will be added to the forest in the course of October. A tree of cabinets, a tyre tree, a PETbottle tree,  a knitted tree, a bucket tree: anything you think of can be turned into a tree. Everybody is invited to participate during one of the many workshop-Sunday-afternoons that will be organised by our forester Albert van Abbe.

More information can be found at www.wild-s.nl

Make a Forest
Trees that make a difference, that’s what the global project Make a Forest (www.makeaforest.org) is all about. Many designers and artists from around the world, from Amsterdam to Seoul, and from Zagreb to Taipei, will all be making an artificial tree this year. Together all these artificial trees make a global forest that contributes to sustainable consciousness and creativity. Forests need our attention, especially in 2011 since it has been declared the Year of the Forest by the United Nations.

MU is one of the institutions that is taking part in Make a Forest. On invitation of MU

Eindhoven based designstudio’s Raw Color and Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters have also focused on trees. Especially for Make a Forest they developed a series of ’Temporary Trees’, trees that sometimes only exist for a second, but nevertheless unmistakeable and convincingly belong to the category of ’artificial trees’. These ’Temporary Trees’ will get a place of honour in the open MU-pavillion in the temporary MU-forest called Wild-S. During october we’ll be planting existing and new artificial trees made by as many other makers, both prfessionals and amateurs, around the pavillion. As long as these are creative trees.

Other works that can be seen:

Bosbus 2.0 van Ton Matton (Matton Office)
Tree Track van Christien Meindertsma (i.o van InnovatieNetwerk)
Rubbertree van Ontwerpbureau type-b (Marc ter Horst)
Tree one minutes van theoneminutes.org