Sustainability

Art projects related to environmental sustainability

The Village of Arts and Humanities, by Lily Yeh

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Artist:Lily Yeh Title: The Village of Arts and Humanities   Year created: 1986-2004 Location: North Philadelphia, USA Materials: mosaic sculptures, murals, and landscaping with trees and flowers What is the piece’s impact? The transformation of a number of vacant lots in North Philadelphia, the engagement…

No Shop, by Thomas Matthews

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Designer: Thomas Matthews Title: No Shop  Year created: 1997 Location: London, England Materials: the design of a retail operation with nothing for sale What is the piece’s impact? The temporary piece, which was done for the group Friends for the Earth, garnered quite…

Tree Mountain, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Tree Mountain – A living Timecapsule – 11,000 trees, 11,000 people, 400 years  Year created: announced in 1992, opened 1996 Location: Ylöjärvi, Finland Materials: trees, man made mountain near gravels pits What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the…

Eco-Cathedral, by Louis Le Roy

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Artist:  Louis Le Roy  Title: Eco-Cathedral   Year created: ongoing Location: Friesian settlement of Mildam, Netherlands Materials: Found materials, time What is the piece’s impact? For more than 40 years Le Roy slowly built a very large structure with his…

Animal Estates, by Fritz Haeg and collaborators

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Artist: Fritz Haeg and collaborators Title: Animal Estates Year created: 2008-ongoing Locations: Rotterdam and  Utrecht, The Netherlands, London, England, Cleveland, Ohio, Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, California,Cambridge, Massachusetts, Austin, Texas, New York, New York. Materials: various What is the piece’s impact? In addition to events and exhibitions meant to raise awareness…