Field Notes

What can the forest teach us? That is one of the key questions that runs through this display of contemporary design projects

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  • Tuesday, 7 February – Thursday, 31 August 2023

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Furniture Gallery, Room 133

  • Free event

For the second iteration of Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, the V&A has collaborated with environmental charity Sylva Foundation to create the Field Notes summer school.

Twelve practitioners within art, design and architecture were selected to participate through an open call-out. Through seminars, forest walks, and hands-on making the participants explored ways of caring for woodlands and utilising locally sourced wood. Field Notes considered the importance of diverse thinking when envisioning sustainable futures, it also discussed issues of land use and ownership; and questions of access and inclusion.

This display is part of Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, a ten-year project supported by John Makepeace OBE.

Background image: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London