Barcelona Cultura

Knock on wood! Design, wood & sustainability

Temporary
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Exhibition focusing on wood as a key material at the service of human cultural evolution, presenting a broad historical overview leading right up to the present day, with a large section dedicated to current applications of wood (design applied to construction, cars, aeronautics, textiles, acoustics, health, energy and so on), that help to support the planet’s sustainability and which serve as a foundation of the circular bioeconomy.

Considered from the design perspective, the exhibition highlights the wooden objects that have represented a turning point in human life from time immemorial to the 21st century. After a period when wood was replaced by other materials in various areas, the last few decades have seen a recovery and strengthening of design and architecture in wood as a key tool for maintaining quality of life on the planet and halting the current environmental crisis.

The exhibition is part of the programme for the annual conference of the European Forest Institute, which designated Barcelona as European Forest Capital 2022.

Acknowledgments:

SIMPSON STRONG TIE
SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS ESPAÑA
ZANIA DESIGN
EcoCocon
ROI
ROCA
DEFANGO
Cegasa
Mas Fuster
Persiana Barcelona
FACTORENERGIA  

Curator

Martí Boada i Pilar Vélez

Number of pieces

420

Exhibition fields

  • Trees, an inspirational model for the circular bioeconomy

    AREA 1

  • Wood, design and sustainability

    AREA 2

  • Bioeconomy and sustainability

    AREA 3

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