All of the Nordic countries comprise Arctic territories, where climate change has gone from theoretical predictions of the future to everyday reality. There is no longer any doubt that the climate in Arctic is changing markedly and rapidly. Glaciers and Ice caps are dwindling and the sea ice is shrinking, whit potentially catastrophic consequences for people throughout the world – rich or poor. The Nordic countries have a common interest and joint responsibility to protect the Arctic and act on the clear message the Arctic region sends to the world. Norden is a globally significant region and a joint action towards climate change is an opportunity for Norden to work jointly towards a common goal that transcends the sentimental cohesiveness and gives Norden a global, contemporary importance and relevance. Thus – let us jointly declare common action to limit the consequences of the current climate crisis - Minik Rosing, Prof. Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen

Detail from The glacier series, 2019 (Tungnakvíslarjökull)

Extinction rebellion would love to hear a commitment, from the leaders of all countries, that immediate and serious action will be taken to first stop the harm, and then to begin repair of our planets climate. As we mourn the destruction of the natural, beautiful world we invite everybody to join us in peaceful rebellion. Let’s raise consciousness and transform our value systems - really sit with the feeling in our hearts at this moment and appreciate what is being irreversibly destroyed... and take our opportunity to act to stop it - Clare Farell, Extinction Rebellion

Arctic tree horizon, 2019 - part of Y/our future is now, Museu Serralves, Porto. Photo: Filipe Braga

"How do you write a eulogy for a glacier? Think about it. How would you go about that, having grown up with glaciers as a geological given, a symbol of eternity? How do you say goodbye?" - Andri Snær Magnuson
A letter to the future - marks the first glacier in Iceland, Okjökull, lost to climate crisis. The former Okjökull glacier, which a century ago covered 15 sq km of mountainside in western Iceland and measured 50 metres thick, has shrunk to barely 1 sq km of ice less than 15 metres deep and lost its status as a glacier. The memorial is unveiled this weekend and is dated August 2019. It also carries the words “415ppm CO2”, referring to the record-breaking level of 415 parts per million of carbon dioxide recorded in the atmosphere in May this year

The curious vortex, 2019 - part of Y/our future is now, Museu Serralves, Porto. Photo: Filipe Braga

Check out this cool collaboration between Little Sun and Scribit, a write-and-erase robot invented by Carlo Ratti, director at the Sensible City Lab at MIT

Tune in tomorrow In real life at Tate or on soe.tv, when we broadcast live from the studio. Send us a question via #askSOE on Twitter

BBC one Imagine, Olafur Eliasson: Miracles of Rare Device, now available to stream inside the UK

Regenfenster, 1999 – In real life, Tate Modern, London

Watch Olafur in an interview with Zeinab Badawi on HARDtalk from the BBC. ‘How far can artists and their work change the world? Can artistic endeavour lead to concrete action to mitigate the impact of global warming, or is this fanciful? Zeinab Badawi is at the Tate Modern in London to interview award-winning Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson about his new exhibition and why he believes art can be a force for good in the world.’ – HARDtalk

‘Beauty’ archive, 1993–2016 - Now part of In real life, Tate Modern, London

Big Bang Fountain, 2014 - In real life, Tate Modern, London

Cirkelbroen, 2015, Copenhagen

How do you navigate in times of uncertainty?
Din blinde passager (your blind passenger), 2010, part of In real life, opens tomorrow at Tate Modern, London
Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Moss wall, 1994 - part of In real life, Tate Modern, London
Photo: Anders Sune Berg

As part of In real life at Tate Modern, a section called The Expanded Studio will present – in the form of films, objects, and printed matter – much of the other work the studio does parallel to producing artworks: the social business Little Sun, the architecture of Studio Other Spaces, the SOE Kitchen, workshop collaborations, and our growing studio library

Within The Expanded Studio, we’ve put up a long and brimming pin-wall that features many of our studio projects alongside the work of other artists and thinkers – artworks, design, activism, newspaper articles, essays, book excerpts – all organised by alphabetical theme, from A-Z, filling a 24-metre-long pin-wall. With this ‘ideas map’, we want to share what is on our minds at the studio day-to-day, and to invite visitors to think along with us about the themes that excite us the most. In this way we hope to make visible the larger context within which Olafur, the studio team, and our collaborators work together. You can see a full list of contents here

What has been the single biggest influence on the studio over the years? What’s your favourite colour? Does the studio have a mission? Have there been any material discoveries at SOE? How many different nationalities work at the studio? What keeps you up at night? What is the studio’s spirit animal? How do you make your kombucha, and how many litres of kombucha does the studio drink in one year? How do you go about researching geometry?

Over the course of Olafur’s exhibition In real life at Tate Modern, we will be responding to questions you post on Twitter with #askSOE. What would you like to ask the studio team? We’re already starting to collect questions today and will continue to throughout the run of the exhibition - you can see all the responses: here

Your planetary window, 2019 - part of In real life, Tate Modern - opens Thursday!

Testing Waterfall, Berlin, 2019 - Now in front of Tate Modern, as part of the exhibition In real life - opens Thursday

On the occasion of the launch of her new book, ‘Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future’, Mary Robinson recently joined us at the studio to discuss the motivation behind her passionate campaign for climate justice

We’re super looking forward to the opening of In real life - next week Tate Modern, London! The prep time for an exhibition of this scale (over 40 works!) reaches back years, and, over the last several months, the studio team has been testing at lot of the works – some made just this year, some decades old – with fresh eyes for the Tate exhibition

As part of In real life exhibition at Tate Modern, we’re happy to announce a collaboration between the kitchen team here at the studio and Tate Eats. During the exhibition, The Terrace Bar at Tate Modern will be transformed to echo the atmosphere of the kitchen in Berlin, offering a menu that reflects the lunches regularly served at the studio. The two teams have worked together to develop a series of vegetarian dishes made from local, seasonal, mostly organic ingredients. This spring, Tate’s head chef Jon Atashroo spent a week in Berlin exchanging ideas and approaches with the SOE Kitchen team – including Christine Bopp, Lauren Maurer, Montse Torreda, Christina Werner, and Nora Wulff – cooking the seasonal, carbon-conscious menus that will be on offer throughout the exhibition