'Eco-Visionaries' at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
February 18 2020
Eco-Visionaries, at the Royal Academy of Arts, until February 23, 2020.
Visitors can discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. From climate change to species extinction and resource depletion, the damaging effects of modern life are more tangible than ever.
This exhibition examines humankind’s impact on the planet and presents innovative approaches that reframe our relationship with nature. Through film, installation, architectural models and photography, the works in this exhibition interrogate how architecture, art and design are reacting to a rapidly changing world, beyond mainstream notions of sustainability. In the 1950s, scientists started raising serious concerns about the damaging effects of modern life on the environment. Since then, artists have joined the urgent effort to draw attention to the planet’s fragile and endangered ecosystem. This exhibition brings together international practitioners and is a wake-up call, urging us to acknowledge and become conscious of our impact on our environment.