As part of the studio kitchen's ongoing research into sustainable food, Canadian chef and activist Joshna Maharaj was invited to the studio to cook a meal with the kitchen team and to discuss her ideas of radically rethinking the social value of food. An advocate for the positive impact of healthy communal eating, Joshna partners with institutions in Canada to bring fresh local food to schools and hospitals. Watch more food related films on www.soe.tv

"Everything will be up for negotiation, redesign and change. Art can help us cope with the implications of our collective challenges." @richardheinberg @ensiamedia ensia.com/voices/arts/

How can a vast and unwieldy subject such as climate change be expressed in architecture and exhibitions? Nice feature on @ClimateMuseum by @LauraRaskin in @TheAtlantic
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Mirror tunnel taking shape in the studio. Initial tests for work that will be part of Una mirada a lo que vendrá, Galeriá Elvira González, Madrid. Opens February 13
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Rabbit studio hole.
Testing mirror tunnel for Una mirada a lo que vendrá @GalElviraGonzal Madrid, soon!
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Girls and women play to change the world one (global) goal at the time. Congratulations to all participating teams at the The Global Goals Cup last week in Dubai! And special congrats to the winners – the Diamond Divas who played for SDG11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Photos by Emil Lyders. Click on image for more

We are looking for an experienced communicator to join our Research and Communications team at the studio in Berlin. More here:
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#brickbuilding #vejle #soon

Reality projector, during early development phase at the studio. The installation opens at The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles on March 1

#brickbuilding #vejle #soon

This weekend in Berlin: Rolex Arts Weekend - check out the exciting programme of exhibitions, performances, dance, music, lectures, and talks:
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Job-opening:
We are looking for a press officer at the studio - read more about the position here:
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In the wake of Hurricane Maria’s crushing devastation of Puerto Rico – curator Klaus Biesenbach and Christopher Gregory, a Puerto Rican photojournalist, traveled together to see how artists were facing the challenges of a post-disaster island. The art world in Puerto Rico has had to learn to survive during financially difficult times through a new artistic “sharing” economy — sharing knowledge; resources; and access to infrastructure, materials and spaces. Might these artists now serve as an example — and catalyst — for other communities?

Read the interesting feature in New York Times and go to mariafund.org to learn how you can support.

Una mirada a lo que vendrá (a view of things to come) opens at Galeriá Elvira González, Madrid on February 13 (image: Collective evolution, watercolour on paper)

Seeing plants - at Stúdíó Ólafur Elíasson, Marshall House, Reykjavik. Photo Vigfus Birgisson

Everything is connected by the sun. #studio

Tonight: Robel Temesgen @Tiwaniart London! Great paintings! Go check out if you're around.

Little Sun Diamond

Good friend of the studio Fukiko Takase moving around in Your rainbow panorama. Also check out the film Studio attention on www.soe.tv - which we did last time she visited.

Job-opening: We are looking for an editor, copywriter and researcher to cover a six-month parental leave position at our studio in Berlin.
More here:
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Excerpt from Peggy Weil’s 88 Cores - a 110,000 years descent through Greenland's ice sheet - now on view at The Climate Museum, NYC. This excerpt shows a section of the ice at 2137 meters.
Minik Rosing, prof. in geology:
"The Greenlandic Ice Sheet formed through hundreds of thousands of years of accumulated snow, compacted into glacial ice under its own weight. Glacial ice is made up of visible layers, each a snapshot of the snow that fell during a given year. Likewise, the bubbles trapped in the ice contain samples of the atmosphere as it was at the time the snow fell. Ice contains memories of how the climate and the atmosphere have changed over hundreds of millennia, presenting the progression of time in the layers of ice in much the same way that the rings of a tree reveal its age. The amount of ice lost at the edges used to equal to the accumulation of new snow every year, but the warmer climate has thrown the Greenland ice sheet out of balance. Currently, the amount of ice lost each year is 200–300 billion tonnes, a rate that is expected to increase dramatically."