In the context of the19th edition of Museum’s Night Cologne, KISD – Köln International School of Design hosted on Saturday, November 3, the exhibition “WaldWeg“ – making the topic of deforestation the subject of discussion. Through various (interactive) installations, light projections, and design exhibits, the event showcased and addressed the impact of and controversy around the (un-)controlled clearing of forests. Every year, 13 million hectares of forests are chopped down or burnt for the benefit or at the cost of society, economy, and ecology. Just recently, German energy provider RWE was heavily criticized for the undertaking of clearing the “Hambacher Forst“ near Cologne triggering massive protest not only among environmental activists. KISD now provided visitors on Saturday, November 3, with an immersive experience into ecological consciousness and political and cultural debate. The German title “WaldWeg“ with its ambiguity was chosen on purpose – be it a path through the forest, or be it that the forest has completely vanished.
StadtRevue: Museums’ Night Cologne, 19th edition
KISD exhibition “WaldWeg”
Saturday, November 3, opening hours: 7 pm until 1.59 am (Sunday, November 4)
KISD – Köln International School of Design.
Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne,
in cooperation with StadtRevue Verlag (organizer)
Presale: 19 Euro, Box Office (starting November 3, 6 pm): 19 Euro
© Photos: Ludwig Lederer, Corinna Duschl und Michaela Patschurkowski