“NatureStructure will present a new model for the relationship design and the built environment can have with nature.” Scott Burnham, the curator.
The built environment has historically sought to exert control over nature. Yet as the impact of floods and droughts increase and pollinator populations and natural habitats decrease, efforts to conquer nature have proven to be futile and increasingly harmful.
A different relationship between built and natural environments is needed for a healthy and sustainable future. The Norwegians have a phrase for it: “Spille på lag med naturen.”—“To play on the same team as nature.”
On May 17, 2018, BSA Space will premier NatureStructure, an exhibition showcasing global projects that support nature and engage natural processes to heal and sustain the built environment.